White House: ‘no comment’ on Justin Bieber deportation petition

White House: ‘no comment’ on Justin Bieber deportation petition

STICKING AROUND:The White House won't comment on an effort to deport Justin Bieber. Photo: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Justin Bieber gets booted from the U.S. for his alleged misdeeds, it won’t be because the White House made the move.

Nearly 275,000 people signed an Internet petition calling the Canadian-born teen idol reckless and asking President Barack Obama to revoke The Beeb’s green card.

PHOTOS: Justin Bieber through the years | Bieber’s top 20 ‘bad boy’ moments

The number of online petitioners is far more than what’s needed to produce an official response through the White House’s “We the People” program.

But the White House says it won’t comment on the issue. There is a provision in the program that lets the White House decline to address certain petitions.

Bieber heads to trial in his drunken drag racing case next month.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Housing Authority Expansion Continues

Springfield Housing Authority

Executive Director Jackie Newman says there wasn't enough room in the basement for the Section 8 voucher program, dealing with hundreds of landlords and tenants alike.

in Local

More Budget Bickering


Slavery has been brought into the rhetoric over the budget stalemate.

in Local

Will Rauner Reject More Medical Marijuana Treatment Options?


Nobody in Illinois has prescribed or consumed medical marijuana yet.

in Local

Bank Tellers Tell Would-Be Robber to Leave, Robber Complies


An attempted robbery at a Springfield bank ended almost as quickly as it started.

in Local

Exposure of

Springfield Exposed

A 21st century way to get news, or a website designed just to make people mad?