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Justin Bieber deportation petition gets over 100,000 signatures

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A petition requesting that President Obama deport Bieber and revoke his visa has been gaining popularity in the past few days.

Link to the actual petition.

"We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture. We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive and drug abusing, Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked," reads the petition, placed on the White House's "We The People" site. "He is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nation's youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society."

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The petition, which was launched Thursday following his Miami fallout, has gotten over 112,672 signatures.  Only 100,000 signatures were needed by February 22 to receive an official response from the White House.

Regardless of whether the White House weighs in, Legal expert Leo Terrell says Bieber's visa status would only come into play if he is convicted of a felony.

"For example, England would not let Mike Tyson come into their county because he is a convicted felon. However, I do not believe Bieber is facing felony charges. I am sure Bieber's attorney will cut a deal," Terrell explained. "Also, it is not to America's interest to deport Bieber since he brings in a lot of money for the country."

But if Bieber wasn't Bieber, Terrell said he might not be so fortunate.

"If it was a regular Joe, the prosecution would most likely not cut a deal and seek to impose the greatest possible criminal penalty upon the person," continued Terrell. "Also, the government would also likely use the incident against the person, such as revoking his visa."

Danielle Jones-Wesley and Hollie McKay ccontributed to this report. This article reflects updated information.

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