Diandra Grandison, Staff Reporter
An online petition to the United States president was created recently, requesting that dancehall artiste Mavado be deported from the country because of his past convictions.
The petition, which was created on Sunday, January 11, was posted on a section of the White House's website called 'We the People.'
It states: "Reggae artiste David Brooks is a non-citizen felon residing in the USA. He was convicted in May 2012 in Jamaica for serious assault ... It is grossly unfair that undocumented immigrants with NO serious criminal records are deported daily while a convicted felon, such as Mavado, has carte blanche to live and work here."
The petition was signed by 'Concern US citizen' Trudy A. Brown from Gapland, Maryland, in the United States.
The petition also included two links to stories that detailed how US State Department Law Enforcement Officer, David Rainsberger, admitted to accepting expensive gifts and back stage passes to concerts and events while stationed at the US Embassy in Kingston from an entertainer known as 'D.B.'
The petition to have Mavado deported, after it was created on the weekend, has received a total of seven signatures so far.
Mavado, who has reportedly been in the United States for over a year, is signed to American record producer DJ Khaled's record label, We the Best.
Recently, news broke that the dancehall artiste filed a lawsuit against Member of Parliament for West Rural St Andrew, Paul Buchanan, after issues developed in a $20 million housing deal between the two parties.
Source: The Jamaica Star