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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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adamkillsit    

Justin is guilty of aggravating everyone in USA...deport!

219 days ago
17.

bob    

I'm pretty sure you guys are wrong on this.

All the crimes you list are certainly ones that would get a person deported, but my understanding of the law is that any "felony" conviction is enough to make someone inadmissible to the United States, just as it is in Canada. The cops are investigating this case as a felony, and unless it's plea bargained to a misdemeanor, it could create big problems for him.

A DWI conviction will make someone inadmissible to Canada or the USA, and here we are talking about thousands of dollars of vandalism damage.

As for the "moral turpitude" catch-all, well that might come up with the search of the cell phone, if they find underage porn on it, or evidence Bieber provided drugs to others.

219 days ago
18.

Chance223    

Malicious destruction of property does involve moral turpitude. Look it up. Plus this wasn't a random act, he specifically chose his neighbor to get back at him.

219 days ago
19.

beachkid    

Darn it.

219 days ago
20.

Cookie35    

Ok... This kid is a kid to me... He's like what 19? What his two parents need to do is take him aside and tell to cut his **** out!! But of course they won't, cause who gunna pay there bills!!! Someone needs 2 step in and help him out... I liked justin when he first came out, he is talented but again he's young and needs guidance... Good luck

219 days ago
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Harry Anslinger    

Just one naked picture of a sub 18 year old fan on his cellphone = possession of child porn = ground for deportation to Canada.

219 days ago
22.

Eye roll     

This is ridiculous. Omg he threw some eggs at a house. Tmz really hates Justin for some reason

219 days ago
23.

JA    

Darn!

219 days ago
24.

Marisa    

We already knew that, TMZ. Jails are filled with immigrants who are also felons with no deportation in sight. Some are even illegals, an offense that should warrant deportation all by itself without the other felonies.

219 days ago
25.

chicago_animal     

Booooooooo-urns

219 days ago
26.

Brian    

The Bieb should be deported right now just for being a creep. Get him out of California already. What a loser.

219 days ago
27.

Azi    

What a little peckerhead.

219 days ago
28.

IceGypsy    

That's good, you can keep him. Better yet, have them drop him on the dark side of the moon when he does his space trip lol

219 days ago
29.

devil's advocate    

I'll bet Harvey and TMZ was sweating this one out. What would he have to post about if the Bieb's was kicked out of the US. There is always the Kardashians, bur Kimye is threatening to leave the country after his latest confrontation. Of course, we will still have to pay for them while they serve there prison time.

219 days ago
30.

Just Steve    

I'm waiting for people to stopped acting like this dude has killed someone. He pees on inanimate objects, smokes weed and throws eggs at houses. Childsplay. Stop giving him the attention he doesn't deserve and he'll stop acting so foolish. Too late now huh

219 days ago
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