Justin Bieber could possibly face being deported over egging his neighbor’s home if he’s charged and convicted of vandalism in the case.
Bieber is allowed to live in the U.S. because he has what’s called an O-1 Work Permit. Immigration issues O-1 work permits for foreigners with “extraordinary abilities” in the arts, sciences, education, business, or athletics. Many athletes and entertainers are granted O-1 status.
Here’s the thing that may cause the government to send Bieber packing. Under Immigration laws, if an O-1 permit holder is convicted of a crime of “moral turpitude,” Immigration may deem that person “inadmissible” to the U.S.
“Moral turpitude” includes malicious destruction of property.
The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department wants the District Attorney to file felony vandalism charges because the damage caused by Bieber is estimated at $20,000. The Sheriff’s Department thinks Bieber was malicious, because in the middle of the attack he yelled, “fuck you. I got another one for you actually.”
If the District Attorney elects to file misdemeanor vandalism charges against Bieber, when he applies to renew his O-1 Permit in 2 years he could be denied. When it comes to moral turpitude, it doesn’t matter if the charge is a misdemeanor or a felony.
Photo Credits: Justin Bieber Instagram, Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department and TMZ