UPDATED: Both ICE and 21 Savage’s criminal legitimate sent statements to E! News referring to the rapper’s most up-to-date arrest. Dina LaPolt, his attorney, wrote, “We’re working diligently to win Mr. Abraham-Joseph out of detention while we work with the authorities to sure up any misunderstandings. Mr. Abraham-Joseph is a characteristic model to the kids on this country, especially in Atlanta, Georgia, and is actively working in the neighborhood-leading capabilities to back underprivileged youths in monetary literacy.”
ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) mentioned they “arrested unlawfully present United Kingdom nationwide Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph AKA ’21 Savage’ at some level of a targeted operation with federal and native law enforcement partners early Sunday in metro Atlanta. Mr. Abraham-Joseph turned into taken into ICE custody as he is unlawfully present in the U.S. and also a convicted felon.”
ICE’S present persevered, “Mr. Abraham-Joseph initially entered the U.S. legally in July 2005, however therefore failed to switch away below the terms of his nonimmigrant visa and he turned into unlawfully present in the U.S. when his visa expired in July 2006. To boot to being in violation of federal immigration law, Mr. Abraham-Joseph turned into convicted on felony drug charges in October 2014 in Fulton County, Georgia.”
It concluded, “Mr. Abraham-Joseph is at the moment in ICE custody in Georgia and has been positioned into elimination proceedings sooner than the federal immigration courts. ICE will now dwell up for the dwell result of his case sooner than a federal immigration deem to search out out future actions.”
21 Savage turned into arrested on Sunday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and faces the chance of being deported.
Officials from the division insist the 26-365 days-frail, Atlanta-essentially essentially based, Grammy-nominated rapper, whose exact title is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, is from the UK and overstayed his visa, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Previous reports had mentioned 21 Savage turned into born on the Caribbean island of Dominica, a aged British colony.
ICE spokesman Brian Cox urged the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the rapper is an “unlawfully present United Kingdom nationwide” who legally entered the U.S. in July 2005 on a visa. He mentioned the visa expired the following 365 days. 21 Savage has been positioned in “elimination proceedings sooner than the federal immigration courts,” Cox mentioned.
“His whole public persona is spurious,” an ICE spokesperson urged CNN. “He in actuality got here to the U.S. from the U.K. as a teen and overstayed his visa.”
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution also reported that the rapper has a felony yarn; he turned into convicted of felony drug charges in 2014 in Georgia.
21 Savage is diagnosed for tracks akin to “Monetary institution Myth” and “A Lot” that contains J. Cole. He made headlines in 2017 when it turned into published he turned into dating Amber Rose. They break up the following 365 days.
(This text turned into first and major printed on Feb. three at 1:55 p.m.)