Immigration and Customs Enforcement is working Super Bowl weekend in Atlanta, the site of the big game.
And they made their presence known by arresting a world famous rapper, 21 Savage.
ICE is now saying that it could deport the rapper back to the U.K. as he is in the United States on an expired visa, TMZ reported.
“We are working diligently to got Mr. Abraham-Joseph out of detention while we work with authorities to clear up any misunderstanding.,” his attorney Dina LaPolt told TMZ.
“Mr. Abraham-Joseph is a role model to the young people in the country — especially in Atlanta, Georgia and is actively working in the community leading programs to help underprivileged mothers and youths in financial literacy.”
“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested unlawfully present United Kingdom national Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph AKA ‘21 Savage’ during a targeted operation with federal and local law enforcement partners early Sunday in metro Atlanta,” ICE spokesman Bryan Cox said.
ICE spokesman Bryan Cox: “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested unlawfully present United Kingdom national Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph AKA ‘21 Savage’ during a targeted operation with federal and local law enforcement partners early Sunday in metro Atlanta.” https://t.co/G0WlPymYIr
— Mark Winne (@MarkWinneWSB) February 3, 2019
WBS TV reported on more of the story, including the fact that it was not well known that he was from the U.K.
Mr. Abraham-Joseph initially entered the U.S. legally in July 2005, but subsequently failed to depart under the terms of his nonimmigrant visa and he became unlawfully present in the U.S. when his visa expired in July 2006. In addition to being in violation of federal immigration law, Mr. Abraham-Joseph was convicted on felony drug charges in October 2014 in Fulton County, Georgia.
Mr. Abraham-Joseph is presently in ICE custody in Georgia and has been placed into removal proceedings before the federal immigration courts. ICE will now await the outcome of his case before a federal immigration judge to determine future actions.”
With his wealth at stake you would think he would be on top of things like his visa.
But it could be tough to keep track when you are busy partying like a rock star.
This will not improve 21 Savage’s view of President Donald trump who he went after in his rap “Nothing New,” The Source reported.
21 Savage has released a powerful visual for “Nothin New,” off his Issa Album. The clip opens with a press conference footage of athletes Colin Kaepernick and LeBron James speaking out against Donald Trump, then goes on to address racism, police brutality and the struggles of a black family in America.
In April 2016 the rapper wrote on his Facebook Page “F**k Trump.”
The rapper has claimed that he was a gangster from Atlanta but his entire person has now been proven to be a lie.
Twitter was abuzz at the news of the rapper’s arrest and possible deportation.
21 Savage is from the UKKKKKKKKK?????? pic.twitter.com/FsLWQiGTEh
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) February 3, 2019
Free 21 savage
— Rolling Loud (@RollingLoud) February 3, 2019
Ice Agent: Do you have citizenship paperwork to be in the US ?
21 Savage: pic.twitter.com/KDrw3Gh2J3
— ????️IG Teej (@mrgoodbeard__) February 3, 2019
21 Savage rolling up to the club pic.twitter.com/EFkimMHnbe
— Trent (@BarstoolTrent) February 3, 2019
21 Savage’s public persona is “false” because he was a barely teenager minor when he came here? This is some premeditated smearing by ICE. https://t.co/j85t69rFYO
— I’m Gary (@noyokono) February 3, 2019
I really just asked myself “if 21 savage is British then what am I?” lmaoooo
— Quinta. (@quintabrunson) February 3, 2019
The rapper has been taken into custody as part of a "targeted operation."https://t.co/WfZnv1jFfV
— BET (@BET) February 3, 2019
Someone said if 21 Savage is from the UK why he don’t rap with a Peppa Pig Accent pic.twitter.com/z0PVrUZyrq
— la loba (@vickto_willy) February 3, 2019
21 savage had a 12 car garage to fit this in there ???? pic.twitter.com/WrSkaZv56r
— ⚡️MBP JUICE⚡️ (@TrvpDrugs) February 3, 2019
21 Savage on a song: "I got one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight shooters ready to gun you down, yeah"
21 Savage in real life: https://t.co/m4Zq3gS4M1
— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) February 3, 2019
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