JUST IN! 21 Savage’s legal team has confirmed all the tea from his arrest.
As reported, the detainment of 21 Savage has been a major topic of conversation. Many have been hoping he would be released by now, but the rapper is still in ICE custody. J. Cole even dropped a statement of encouragement, while others created noteworthy memes. However, thanks to his legal team, we have the scoop on what the fuck is actually going on.
Since his arrest, 21 Savage‘s legal team has clarified a few details. In the statement released by his lawyers, they confirmed that 21 came to America at the mere age of 7 –not 12 as ICE claimed. According to claims, 21 Savage entered in the U.S., stayed until June of 2005 and briefly returned to the U.K. However, he returned in July 2005 with a valid H-4 visa. But, it expired in 2006 and he “lost his legal status through no fault of his own.”
The statement also addressed the idea that 21 Savage was targeted due to his version of “A Lot” on Jimmy Fallon.
Peep the full statement below:
Atlanta, GA – February 5, 2019 – There has been a great deal of misreporting in the case of She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, known professionally as 21 Savage. Conjecture and misinformation help no one make good decisions and leads to false conclusions. Here are the facts:
Mr. Abraham-Joseph was born in the United Kingdom. Mr. Abraham-Joseph arrived legally in the United states at the age of 7 under an H-4 visa. He remained in the United States until June 2005, when he departed for approximately one month to visit the United Kingdom.
He returned to the United States under a valid H-4 visa on July 22, 2005. Mr. Abraham-Joseph has been continuously physically present in the United States for almost 20 years, except for a brief visit abroad. Unfortunately, in 2006 Mr. Abraham-Joseph lost his legal status through no fault of his own.
Mr. Abraham-Joseph, like almost two million of his immigrant child peers, was left without immigration status as a young child with no way to fix his immigration status. These “Dreamers” come from all walks of life and every ethnicity. 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.
Mr. Abraham-Joseph has three US 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. ICE has the ability to set a bond and conditions of release on cases exactly like this. ICE routinely grants bond to individuals in Mr. Abraham-Joseph’s circumstances, specifically individuals who have overstayed a prior valid visa and have relief from deportation under federal law. There is no chance that Mr. Abraham-Joseph is a flight risk. Mr. Abraham-Joseph is not a “danger” to the community as his acts of philanthropy and good will, as well as his music, continue to improve the communities from which he comes.
So there you have it, folks! That’s the full scoop. But, what do you all think about these claims? Should 21 Savage be detained? Please comment below and for more breaking news and culture, please keep it locked to hypefresh.co!