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  • 25 January 2014, 3:00

Justin Bieber: Should He Be Deported From US?

It's a small boutique hotel hidden away behind thick foliage, the kind of place celebrities choose when they want Miami Beach without the attention.

But for much of the night, the Orchid Hotel, where Justin Bieber is believed to be staying, was besieged by media and fans.

Police returned repeatedly to urge adoring fans to keep to the sidewalk. Traffic chaos ensued as passing cars slowed down to take a look or shout messages of support or abuse.

Round the back, teenage girls kept up a vigil. The alleged sins of their idol have not dimmed the fervent devotion of these fans who call themselves 'Beliebers'.

I will catch you if you fall, they sang. The words of one of the 19-year-old's hits have special meaning for these adoring supporters in Bieber's current predicament.

One told Sky News she loved him even more, was here to support him and was worried about him and what all the pressure was doing to him.

This morning they were back writing messages and throwing them over the back gate

"Please come out - that is all that I'm asking," wrote one. "I'm not gonna attack you."

Every now and then, hotel staff emerged to collect the notes, from behind a white sheet put up to screen the hotel from cameras.

Away from the Orchid, some in Miami Beach say their Canadian guest has overstayed his welcome.

This is a party town, one reason why Bieber and countless other celebrities like him frequently visit - but even here there are limits.

"He should go back to Canada," one woman, out walking this morning, told Sky News. Racing performance sports cars on residential streets was dangerous and unacceptable, she said.

Legal experts have even aired the idea Bieberbe deported. American pundits seem at pains to stress he is Canadian, as if there are no US celebrities capable of the same kind of misbehaviour.

And of course being America, television is awash with cod psychological analysis of what turns such a nice young man into a Lamborghini-racing, drink and drug-taking, arrest-resisting, cursing bad boy.

One young man on the beach suggested: "He's 19 years old, that's what normal teenagers do and he'll get over it. If I was 19 years old and I had that kind of money, that's what I would do."

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