Justin Bieber was arrested and booked for drag racing, resisting arrest without violence, driving under the influence, and driving on an expired license on Jan. 23, mere days after the police raided his house and found drug paraphernalia. With all of these legal woes, the Twitter population has made their stance on Justin loud and clear — they want him to be sent back to Canada!
Twitter Wants Justin Bieber To Be Deported
Now, it’s doubtful that U.S. immigration officials use Twitter hashtags when they’re debating deportation cases, but if they did then Justin would be watching a hockey game over a stack of waffles oozing with maple syrup in no time. Thousands upon thousands of people used the #DeportBieber hashtag after his arrest, skyrocketing the phrase to the top of the national trending topics in no time flat.
Now, could Justin actually be deported for his Miami Beach meltdown? According to Michael Wildes, a leading immigration expert and a Managing Partner at Wildes & Weinberg P.C., the answer is a solid “yes.”
“Although traffic violations are not normally considered removable offenses, in this case the Immigration Authorities could make the case that the seriousness of the drag racing offense when coupled with Bieber’s blood alcohol level is egregious enough to offend the public conscious and be considered a crime of moral turpitude for immigration purposes,” he says.
That’s quite a mouthful! Here’s what the rest of America is saying, in 140 characters or less:
no american wants the biebs here #DeportBieber
— amanda (@amandapherring) January 23, 2014
Illegal immigrants can stay. Deport Justin Bieber.
— Sydney Leathers (@sydneyelainexo) January 23, 2014
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Should Bieber be deported?
— Shannon Miller