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Justin Bieber

Egging Conviction Could Make Him

Persona Non Grata in U.S.

2/11/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Justin Bieber
could be ORDERED TO LEAVE THE U.S. if he's charged and convicted of vandalism in the egging case ... TMZ has learned.

Bieber -- a Canadian citizen -- is allowed to live in the U.S. because he has what's called an O-1 Work Permit ... which Immigration issues for foreigners with "extraordinary abilities."  Lots of athletes and entertainers get O-1 status.

But here's the thing.  Under the Immigration laws, if someone is convicted of a crime of "moral turpitude" -- Immigration can deem that person "inadmissible" for work status in the U.S.

Now get this ... "moral turpitude" includes crimes involving "malicious destruction of property."

The L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. wants the D.A. to file FELONY vandalism charges because they say he caused $20K in damages.  And, the Sheriff's Dept. thinks Bieber was malicious, especially because in the middle of the attack he yelled​, "f*** you.  I got another one for you actually."

Even if the D.A. decides to file misdemeanor vandalism charges, that could doom Bieber when he reapplies for his 0-1 Permit 2 years from now.  If it's moral turpitude, it doesn't matter if it's a misdemeanor or a felony.

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218 COMMENTS

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106.

PT    

No way - Uncle Sam loves all that tax money this little twerp generates.

167 days ago
107.

ghia    

I assume he has an O-1B work permit which is for people with "Extraordinary ability in the arts". can someone tell me what his "extraordinary ability is"? Other than supporting his pot head dad and his drug suppliers?

167 days ago
108.

Marcus    

Conviction or not, he's already persona non grata... anywhere

167 days ago
109.

ghia    

his work permit is for "extraordinary ability in the arts". can someone tell me how in the h@ll he got this? not for singing????

167 days ago
110.

Sai    

To all the Non-JB fans out there(me included), how cool would that be if this wannabe thug(using the term thug VERY losely) got kicked out of the U.S. for throwing eggs at a house?! The very little street cred he has(kickin' it with puffy & rick ross don't count biebs)would vanish. But we all know it won't happen since money has spoken before this incident & it will speak again. One can dream though...

167 days ago
111.

Country Gentry    

Folks ,

There is not a snow ball's chance in hell that JB is going to be asked to leave the U.S.

Common sense prevails - JB generates far too much tax revenue for the U.S. Government (and has quite a few folks on the payroll)

He egged his neighbor's house - I'm sure that if he was a gentleman (TBD), he would remedy the issue with his neighbor (primarily by way of covering defined costs).

At the end of the day, sometimes, we need to take pause - take an introspective look at ourselves prior to passing judgement onto others.

167 days ago
112.

OK    

Boot the brat out!

167 days ago
113.

DaveL    

Deport him.The white house petition clearly indicates we Americans do not want him here. It's not like we'd be sending him back to some repressive regime. We'd be sending him back to Canada... literally one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Though honestly I don't think they want him back.

167 days ago
114.

CaliCakes702    

I'd be happy if I never hear this d-bag's name again, but let's get real...they're not going to kick him out for throwing eggs.

167 days ago
115.

mick    

Two years from now no one will care about Bieber anyways so he might as well go back to Canada.

167 days ago
116.

IwantJustinbiebertobemycellmate    

THIS CASE IS IN THE D.A THEY MAKE THE FINAL DECISON TO GO TO TRAIL OR NOT BASE ON THE EVEDINCE ON HAND NOT HEAR SAY.

167 days ago
117.

Dee    

Why are we trying to send him back? The US is the one who made this prick a star, gave him millions & turned him into the monster he is today. i say keep him here & just ****ing deal with it. This aint Canadas mess, its America's!

167 days ago
118.

Beachbumchick    

The best thing for Justin Bieber is to go to jail so he can get a real wake up call....no fast cars, no weed, no clingy wanna be friends....some one on one time in a jail cell for as long as possible will do this kid a world of good before he really goes off the deep end and ends up dead. A little dose of reality with a jail cell works wonders.

167 days ago
119.

Piaso    

I say just get rid of his punk ass.

167 days ago
120.

CDNgirl    

We'll take him back. He didn't turn into a punk until he moved to the U.S. It's the excesses the "American Dream" offers that turn these stars into douches. We will turn him back into a respectable adult again

167 days ago
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