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Justin Bieber

WON'T BE DEPORTED

Even If He's a Felon

1/16/2014 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Justin Bieber could go to prison for years -- very worst case scenario -- for his egg vandalism ... but he will NOT be deported to Canada.

There are stories circulating that the stakes are high for Bieber -- as in getting thrown out of the U.S.

Simply not true.  The law is clear.  In order to be deported for a crime, the offender must commit what is called an "aggravated" offense.  The law lists the various offenses, including:

-- possession of explosive materials or firearms
-- possession of child porn
-- illicit drug trafficking
-- alien smuggling
-- threats against the President
-- Sabotage or treason

Eggs are not on the list.

There is one catch-all -- crimes involving "moral turpitude."  But that's defined as crimes that shock the public conscience.  Egging just doesn't cut it.

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136.

Whocares    

Damn it! Somebody plant some child porn in his house, STAT!

176 days ago
137.

scottk3    

wow lol

175 days ago
138.

scottk3    

he better not go to jail or prison

175 days ago
139.

canadian girl    

That's the best news I've heard in a long time! We don't want him back! Keep the little pissant.

175 days ago
140.

Reasonableman    

One of these is not like the other. Possession of child porn is the same as threatening the president, treason, and drug smuggling? Child porn is horrible, but possession is not the same as production or actually molesting children. Flame me all you want, but that is screwed up.

175 days ago
141.

Jopuma    

Uh... TMZ maybe you should check again. He could face possible deportation because of a 1996 federal immigration law that makes felony convictions a deportable offense.

http://thinkprogress.org/immigration/2014/01/17/3152791/bieber-immigrants-deportation/

175 days ago
142.

Yu Lee    

... not only he wont be deported, HE WONT go to PRISON either!
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the mean minded TMZ wants to scare the heck out of Beliebers - mostly teenage naive girls, some of whom are crying at the thought of Justin in prison!
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Harvey is THE lawyer, he damn well knows, Justin has good defense, ITS HIS 1st OFFENSE, if he pleads guilty he''ll probably get a good behavior bond & NO conviction recorded ----
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that means NO PRISON, not even a criminal record !!!

175 days ago
143.

Yu Lee    

the FUNNY part is this ---
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Legally the damage bill needs to exceed $400 to be considered a FELONY. Even less than $400 is criminal but its only a MINOR crime! How about a mere $2 damage? Let me explain ---
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As far as we know, the neighbor is still getting quotes for the damage but has not yet REPAIRED it,
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so ......... if Beliebers were to add 99 times more eggs on the fence then Justin's share of the damage would be only 1% amounting to just $2 .............#JustKidding
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DISCLAIMER: I do NOT condone any violence or property damage whatsoever so my comment is merely statistical HUMOR & theoretical ..............if u egg any fence u should get caught !!!

175 days ago
144.

WTF    

They want the tax money he generates far more than they want to deport him. Give it a few years when it's "Justin who?" Then he may have to leave.

173 days ago
145.

IAlwaysDrinkBeer    

Time for an update. #DUI #dragracing

170 days ago
146.

Fishesquire    

This post is completely inaccurate (I'm an immigration attorney) - Felony Vandalism would almost certainly be considered a crime involving moral turpitude, and therefore a removable offense (assuming the maximum possible sentence is greater than one year in prison). This post confuses the "crimes involving moral turpitude" and "Aggravated felony" removal grounds, which are two completely separate concepts.

170 days ago
147.

Jodes    

Just keep him away from Australia. We don't want him here tagging our property and bullying fans. He's a d### & deserves to be sent to an asylum.

169 days ago
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