Less than two weeks after the "Deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card" petition launched on the "We the People" website, the appeal has surpassed 100,000 signatures, which is the requirement needed in order to get an official response from the government.
Mediaite reports that White House spokesman Jay Carney addressed the petition at a briefing on Friday and said they would be responding to the issue fairly soon.
"That process will occur, as is our commitment," Carney said. "There will be a response when the threshold is crossed. That response will come, I'm sure, relatively soon. I don't have one now on matters related to visas.”
The petition, which currently has more than 239,000 signatures, went live on the government website on January 23rd, which was the same day the Canadian pop star was arrested for drunken drag racing in Miami. The 19-year-old is scheduled to be arraigned on Valentine's Day in Miami on charges of drunk driving, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license.
While the White House has yet to officially comment, Michelle Obama gave advice to Justin Bieber (and his parents) in a recent radio interview. In other Bieber news, aside from his private plane getting detained last week in New Jersey because officials suspected—wrongly—that drugs were on board, an NSFW picture has surfaced on TMZ of the Beibs, a stripper and his friend Khalil Sharieff.