The White House is obliged to respond to whitehouse.gov petitions that reach more than 100,000 names, which the Bieber petition did this week.
“That process will take place as is our consignment when the threshold is crossed,” Carney said in response to a question from Press. “That response will come relatively soon.”
Bieber, who is in the U.S. on a temporary work visa, was halted last week on charges of driving under the regulate and resisting arrest. The postulation was created the same day, urging the White House to rescind his permission to be in the country.
“We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture. We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive and drug abusing, Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked,” the petition reads. “He is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nation’s youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society.”