ICE alludes to criminality in statement on 21 Savage arrest
It seems there is no limit to the new, extended reach ICE has when it comes to deportation. Rapper 21 Savage, regarded as a hometown hero in Atlanta who rapped about profound topics and gave back to his community, was arrested on Sunday, February 3 as an illegal immigrant. A statement from the agency spokesman Bryan Cox claims, “His whole public persona is false. He actually came to the U.S. from the U.K. as a teen and overstayed his Visa.”
More specifically, the rapper purportedly came to the US in 2005 on a tourist visa and overstayed his welcome. ICE also advised the media of past run-ins with the law to back their reasoning behind his arrest and their intended deportation of him. Atlanta locals and the community at large have fought back against this, citing his numerous charitable acts and his role model status among city youth: “‘Mr. Abraham-Joseph is a role model to the young people in this country, especially in Atlanta, Georgia, and is actively working in the community leading programs to help underprivileged youths in financial literacy,'” stated his lawyer Dina LaPolt.
Stay tuned as more details emerge.
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