The White House Finally Responded To The Petition To Deport Justin Bieber

04.19.14 5 years ago 20 Comments

You might remember how there was a petition to deport Justin Bieber sent to the White House web site. It’s easy to forget because that was like eight petitions ago, but the White House was going to have to respond in some manner because it reached a certain number of signatures and them are the rules.

Well the day has finally come and the verdict is? Nothing. From the response:

Official White House Response to Deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card.
Believing in Immigration Reform

Thanks for your petition and your participation in We the People.

Sorry to disappoint, but we won’t be commenting on this one.

The We the People terms of participation state that, “to avoid the appearance of improper influence, the White House may decline to address certain procurement, law enforcement, adjudicatory, or similar matters properly within the jurisdiction of federal departments or agencies, federal courts, or state and local government in its response to a petition.”

So we’ll leave it to others to comment on Mr. Bieber’s case, but we’re glad you care about immigration issues. Because our current system is broken. Too many employers game the system by hiring undocumented workers, and 11 million people are living in the shadows.

That status quo isn’t good for our economy or our country. We need common-sense immigration reform to make sure everyone plays by the same set of rules.

Not only is it the right thing to do morally, it’s the right thing for our country: Independent economists say immigration reform will grow our economy and shrink our deficits by almost $1 trillion in the next 20 years. For those of you counting at home, that’s 12.5 billion concert tickets — or 100 billion copies of Mr. Bieber’s debut album.

You better believe it.

The sound you hear is 270,000 people finally realizing they wasted their time signing a stupid petition. Actually it’s probably more like 127,000 because there’s been like twenty cat videos this week, but the point is that people are disappointed.

They’d have been better off just grouping together outside of the Bieber’s house with pitchforks and forced him to the border themselves. It would’ve been more entertaining too. Were they afraid of a little anarchy? A legion of fans attacking them? Prison?

It’s very disappointing because we could’ve gotten two birds with one stone in that situation. Now we just have to continue living our normal lives full of crippling boredom.

(Via White House / Politico)

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