Justin Bieber cannot be deported from the United States on the basis of a petition no matter how many signatures it contains. It requires more than a petition to revoke Justin’s green card and kick him out of the country, according to Jan.31 and Jan. 30 news reports from Newsday, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Huffington Post. See Justin Bieber Not Likely to be Deported from United States.
What Deportation Requires
Justin Bieber is in this country on an O-1 visa, which is issued to individuals with “extraordinary ability or achievement” in their fields, including the arts. Justin’s O-1 visa allows him to legally live and work in the United States.
Under United States law, in order for the holder of an O-1 visa to be deported from the country, he or she must have been convicted of certain types of crimes. Unless Justin is convicted of a crime of “moral turpitude,” an aggravated felony, or is sentenced of a crime punishable by more than a year in prison, he can’t be arbitrarily kicked out of the United States.
In Miami, Justin is facing DUI and drag racing charges, and has also been charged with resisting arrest. See Justin Bieber DUI, Drag Racing Charges Dropped or Not: Contradictory Reports. Justin is also being investigated for felony vandalism charges in Los Angeles for causing over $20,000 worth of damage to his neighbor’s house by pelting it with eggs.
Experts in immigration law say that none of the charges Justin Bieber is facing qualify as crimes of “moral turpitude.” Furthermore, even Justin were found guilty and convicted, none of the charges would earn him a year in jail. See Thursday Justin Bieber News: Toxicology Report, Toronto Arrest, Million a Month
It’s highly unlikely that Justin Bieber will be deported from the United States on the basis of signatures on a petition. Even though the “Deport Justin Bieber” petition now has almost 200,00 signatures, that’s not sufficient to revoke Justin’s green card or deport him from the United States. See Justin Bieber Not Likely to be Deported from United States
Justin’s Mounting Legal Problems Could Still Complicate His Life
Although Justin Bieber’s mounting legal problems are not serious enough to warrant his deportation, his multiple run-ins with the law could cause him other kinds of complications.
Justin could face additional scrutiny when traveling from his native Canada (where he’s facing assault charges) to the United States, where he currently lives. See Justin Bieber Evening News: Toronto Arrest, Toxicology Test Results, More. Customs officials could make it difficult for Justin to enter the country again. He could be sent to secondary inspection by customs officials and be subjected to all sorts of questions, and it’s highly possible that he could be barred from re-entering the United States.
In addition, when Justin’s current O-1 visa expires, officials might take issue with him having multiple legal problems in two countries when it comes time to renew.
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