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  • 30 January 2014, 0:29

Deport Bieber Petition Tops 100,000 Signatures

An online petition seeking the deportation of Justin Bieber has exceeded the 100,000 signatures required for a White House response.

The Obama administration must now react to the campaign aimed at kicking the teenage singer out of the country and revoking his green card.

The call to send Bieber back to his native Canada came after his recent arrest in Miami Beach for allegedly taking part in an illegal street race between a Lamborghini and a Ferrari.

"We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture," reads the petition posted on the White House website.

"We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing, Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked."

Another petition on the website, titled, "Consider to not Deport Justin Bieber", had less than 1,000 signatures as of Wednesday.

Bieber faces a Valentine's Day court date to hear charges ofdriving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired licence.

Police say the 19-year-old singer admitted to smoking marijuana, drinking and taking a prescription medication.

Since posting bail and leaving Miami,Bieber has been pictured in Panama with his entourage.

White House petitions must generate 100,000 signatures within 30 days of being posted to get an official response.

Previously, the Obama administration has been required to respond to topics ranging from healthcare to late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.

The administration also was forced to weigh in on a failed bid to deport British journalist and CNN host Piers Morgan for his "hostile attack against" US gun rights.

Last year, the White House famously rejected calls to build a Star Wars-style "Death Star", saying the administration did not support "blowing up planets".

"Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?" the White House response said.

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