SAN DIEGO — Tens of thousands of American signed a petition to deport bad boy pop star Justin Bieber Wednesday, but experts say the teenage heart throb is not likely to be expelled unless his behavior turns violent.
Bieber turned himself in at a Toronto police station Wednesday causing a frenzy with fans and photographers.
He surrendered to authorities in connection to an assault on a limo driver last month in his home country of Canada.
Meantime, the Obama administration will be forced to respond to the petition to deport Bieber because some 160,000 signatures were on the petition as of Wednesday evening.
“That seems a little extreme,” said San Diegan Pablo Rivera.
The petition at WhiteHouse.gov, created six days ago is growing.
Immigration attorney Andrew Nietor says officials will have to respond, but it is not likely Bieber will actually get deported. “It is a little sad that it has taken this pop star from Canada to really bring this issue to the dinner table,” he explained.
In order to get his visa revoked Bieber would have to commit a violent crime and have a long term jail sentence, Nietor added.
In addition to the charges in Canada, Bieber faces DUI and resisting arrest charges stemming from an incident last week in Miami.
Music lover Rivera said “he is the equivalent to the little kid in the corner who is screaming because he needs attention like any attention is good attention to him.”
The video for Biebers new single was released Wednesday.