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Justin Bieber reportedly wants to become an American

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has lived in the United States since he was 13, and in a possible boon to President Trump's immigration policy agenda, he has reportedly applied for dual U.S.-Canadian citizenship.

Bieber is engaged to Hailey Baldwin, daughter of Stephen and niece of Alec, and may complete the naturalization process before they wed. As TMZ helpfully notes, once he holds American citizenship, "Justin can vote and hold public office (except Prez or VP)." The heart thrills.

But the citizenship plan may be more practical than patriotic, as Bieber is not equally welcome everywhere: He is banned from performing in China until he "improve[s] his own words and actions," and has made a (bad) name for himself in Argentina and Mexico, too.