By Josh Richman
Friday, January 24th, 2014 at 7:48 am in Immigration.
MoveOn is hosting an online petition that urges federal immigration officials and local police departments to treat all immigrants like Justin Bieber.
I’m not a 12-year-old girl and thus not specifically attuned to the story, but apparently the Canadian heartthrob was arrested early Thursday on suspicion of drunk driving after officers saw him drag racing in a yellow Lamborghini.
The petition, launched by activist Jesus Iñiguez of Presente.org, claims that “the treatment of Justin Bieber has proven that an immigrant can make mistakes and not be slapped with outrageously steep fines by the justice system, or be detained and deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”
“We demand that ALL undocumented immigrants be treated the same way,” the petition says. “We’re Beliebers that this form of justice will prevail and that this becomes reflective of the change President Obama promised us.”
Without taking any stance on the issue of immigration, I’ll just say I actually favor deporting Justin Bieber. From the planet.