Since rapper 21 Savage was arrested on Sunday by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during a Super Bowl, he has been awaiting deportation.
Read on to get the latest on rapper 21 Savage…
CelebNMusic247.com reports that representatives of 21 Savage clarify his immigration status, by calling out ICE for “incorrect information”
21 Savage (real name She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph) is a “United Kingdom national” who “is unlawfully present in the U.S.”
The rapper clarified via reps that he immigrated to the United States when he was 7 years old under an H-4 visa. 21 Savage departed in 2005 to visit the United Kingdom but returned later that month.
What ICE has wrong about 21 Savage is the following:
Mr. Abraham-Joseph has three U.S. Citizen children, a lawful permanent resident mother and four siblings that are either US Citizens or lawful permanent residents. He has exceptionally strong ties in the United States, having lived here since he was in the first grade.
Because of his length of residence in the United States and his immediate relatives, Mr. Abraham-Joseph is eligible to seek Cancellation of Removal from an Immigration Judge.
However, 21 claims he lost his legal status in 2006 “through no fault of his own.” He also claims after he learned that he was required to have a visa he applied for a new one in 2017, just 11 years after he admitted to losing his visa.
The statement reads as follows:
Mr. Abraham-Joseph has three U.S. Citizen children, a lawful permanent resident mother and four siblings that are either US Citizens or lawful permanent residents. He has exceptionally strong ties in the United States, having lived here since he was in the first grade. Because of his length of residence in the United States and his immediate relatives, Mr. Abraham-Joseph is eligible to seek Cancellation of Removal from an Immigration Judge.
Mr. Abraham-Joseph was placed into deportation proceedings AFTER his arrest, he was not in deportation proceedings prior to this detention by ICE. DHS has known his address since the filing of a U visa application in 2017. He has never hidden from DHS or any of its agencies. Mr. Abraham-Joseph is not subject to mandatory detention under federal law and is eligible for bond. By statute, bond should be granted by ICE when there is no flight risk or a danger to the community… We are unaware of why ICE apparently targeted Mr. Abraham-Joseph, but we will do everything possible to legally seek his release and pursue his available relief in immigration court.
Following his admission and statement, ICE states that he was in violation of federal immigration law. Not to mention “[21 Savage] was convicted on felony drug charges in October 2014 in Fulton County, Georgia.”
21’s representatives release a new statement that reads:
Mr. Abraham-Joseph has no criminal convictions or charges under state or federal law and is free to seek relief from removal in immigration court. ICE provided incorrect information to the press when it claimed he had a criminal conviction.
Meanwhile, 21 Savage’s manager, Slaughter Gang Meezy is done with false stories being attached to his client’s name.
Meezy posted this message to his Instagram profile addressing Quality Control CEO, Pee for a call for action that “21 needs money”:
All the love is appreciated, but money is the last of our worries AWARENESS & SUPPORT is what we need! P a real one for speaking up & thank you! Be vocal! This is a issue a lot of people go through that you may never know & god forbid they have to go through.