Justin Bieber Should Not Be Deported

BieberThe requirements are clear. An individual must be convicted of a crime before they can be deported. Simply signing a petition and sending it to the president is not going to get a much maligned celebrity sent back to his home nation. Earlier this month however, that is what 270,000 signers wanted to see happen. The White House, initially, made no comment. Truthfully, Justin Bieber should not be deported back to Canada.

Because of President Obama’s reputation for heavily deporting people, some are saying that Justin Bieber is receiving special treatment. Well, of course he is. The young man is a celebrity after all. That is how things are done in this country. Wealth and fame will almost always get an individual out of trouble. There does not seem to be a good reason that Bieber should not benefit from this aspect of our culture. His youth and lack of appropriate guidance, in an industry built on the idea of success and excess, should automatically shield him from the long arm of the law.

Keep in mind, Bieber has not been convicted of any crimes here in the states. In fact,the only crime that could make him susceptible to deportation if convicted is the assault charge on his record. The DUI and the egg fiasco would likely not even be considered. The way things stand now, deportation is not in the cards for Justin Bieber.

It should be noted, that Justin Bieber does not have a Green Card. Based on his extraordinary abilities, he is in the United States on a visa. Perhaps someone in his circle should remind him that when it comes time for his visa to be renewed, his moral transgressions can be taken into consideration.

A clear advantage for Bieber, and this addresses the above mentioned special treatment, is that he can afford the best and most qualified attorneys available. So, while he may not have much in the way of voices of reason around him when he is up to no good, Bieber certainly must have a top-notch team of legal eagles on his side.

In many ways, Justin Bieber is just like any other 20-year-old male. He is not the first to get a DUI, throw eggs at someone’s house or even smack a stranger in the back of the head. In California, men aged 18-20 reported driving under the influence more often than any other group. On college campuses, egging houses is a rather common occurrence. Plus, while no one should condone hitting another person, it happens. Perhaps a good justification for giving celebrities special treatment is that they are under such constant scrutiny. The public cares a little too much about what Justin Bieber is doing.

Despite the turmoil that he has created for himself, he is still a talented young man with many good years of creative endeavor ahead of him. If he is given some room to breathe and a chance to grow up, he may yet turn out to be a fine upstanding citizen. Justin Bieber should not be deported. He should be nurtured, loved and maybe left alone for a little while.

Opinion by Stacy Lamy

Sources:
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8 Responses to "Justin Bieber Should Not Be Deported"

  1. berri   June 4, 2014 at 10:28 am

    no

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  2. aj   May 22, 2014 at 6:48 am

    he is mking bad thigs worse, this is america we dont need some surip making kid who has no respect for his privlags

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  3. Alexis   May 4, 2014 at 12:22 am

    Justin Bieber is getting special treatment everyone knows that! This is B.S if Justin should get deported. Or he should at least stop making music his songs are terrible.

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  4. Anon   May 3, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Disregard my last comment Well he does deserve to be deported, he is the reason pop is a disgrace they better deport him or one of them haters will get him

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  5. Nolan Kingston   May 1, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    He’s only a guest – wealthy or not. When lives are at risk for his behavior, his visa ought to be revoked. He may not have a criminal record, but if he wants to put people at risk, let him do it in his own corner of the world. This is not his home.

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  6. Bobs Burgers   May 1, 2014 at 11:49 am

    He got a DUI in a rental car. Last I checked that’s a felony in a America if not at least California.

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  7. MaryDtn9   April 28, 2014 at 10:06 am

    * Media Lies * Hater BS * Media Lies * Hater BS *
    * DEPORTATION PETITION * GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT *

    Accusations do not a criminal make. Convictions do, mostly.
    Justin Bieber does not have a criminal record, and he never has!
    IT’S A GUARANTEE: Many of the petitioners have criminal records!
    Almost 300,000 sign petition. How that’s Mob Mentality. So sick!
    Forget JB! Want a better country? Deport the petitioners to GITMO!

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  8. marcella bento   April 27, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    he never did anything wrong so stop your annoying and even the president sees that

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