Justin Bieber has united Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio in a negative view of the teen singer, with Warner even saying he will add his name to a petition demanding the pop prince's unceremonial return to Canada.
In addition to the over 247,000 Americans who signed up, Sen. Warner (D-Va.) is the first political signee to the White House petition to deport Bieber.
"As a dad with three daughters, is there some place I can sign?" Warner told WNOR rock radio hosts in Norfolk, Virginia Tuesday, when asked about the We The People drive.
The Senator, who is running for re-election this year, later posted a Twitter link to the radio show segment, writing:
It's true: I'm not a #Belieber. "Senator Mark Warner offers to sign petition to deport Justin Bieber" http://t.co/KQwY6hcN1a
— Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) February 4, 2014
Warner isn't the Senator who has commented the "What do we do with Bieber?" debate.
Recently doorstepped on Capitol Hill by gossip website TMZ, Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio initially noted with irritation that he and other lawmakers had "big issues" and not "some pop star" to attend to. He then said of the singer, "That dude's in trouble."
Rubio added, "I hope he gets some help. It sounds like he's got a lot of problems."
The Florida rep concluded saying if Bieber doesn't get a handle on himself and his "issues...He's going to wind up in a bad, bad place."
The "Baby" singer resides in the US on a temporary O-1 visa granted to foreign persons displaying "exceptional ability."
Currently, Bieber has been charged with two criminal offences.
On January 23, the singer and also 19-year-old vocalist Khalil Sharieff, were stopped and arrested for suspected DUI on a residential street in Miami Beach. Police said they were participating in an illegal street drag race between a Lamborghini and a Ferrari.
While breath tests revealed negligible blood alcohol results for Bieber and zero for Sharieff, the Canadian's toxicology report showed marijuana and Xanax were in his system at the time of his arrest.
Justin pleased not guilty to DUI, resisting arrest without violence, and driving with an expired license, in a written filing on January 29.
An arraignment on February 14 is scheduled but it's not known whether Bieber will show up for that as it's discretionary.
However, he will be expected to show for trial date of March 3.
Bieber has also been charged with assault over an alleged attack on a limo driver in Toronto last December. A court date has been set of March 10.
The pop singer remains a suspect in an ongoing felony vandalism investigation, after a neighbor accused him of egging his home in Calabasas, California.
It prompted a police raid and has so far resulted in three felony charges for Bieber's friend, Xavier "Lil Za" Smith, who has been charged with two counts of drug possession and another for vandalizing police property.
Despite much gnashing about Bieber being shipped back to the Great White North, if he is convicted of DUI it is not grounds for deportation.
As per attorney and director of the City University of New York's Citizenship Now, Allan Wernick explains, Bieber's DUI related charges are not in and of themselves deportable offenses. Nor are they grounds to deny Bieber reentry after travel abroad.
Wernick went on to add, that deportation for non-citizens like Bieber usually becomes an issue with drug crimes, crimes considered to be "aggravated felonies" and crimes involving moral turpitude. The attorney said immigration can bar admission to a person who admits using a banned substance but said this is rarely done.
As for moral turpitude, these are considered as crimes carried out with evil intent. The charges against Bieber are unlikely to be categorized as this. That includes the alleged assault, which Bieber's legal team have stated he is innocent of.
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