21 Savage’s immigration case has been postponed due to a criminal case in 2019.
According to when Savage was detained by ICE personnel, he allegedly tried to throw away an empty codeine bottle during his arrest. Police officers are also alleged to have found a pistol in his car.
Rapper had not been charged with possession of controlled substances and firearms in DeKalb County until January of this year.
At the time of his arrest in 2019, his lawyer issued the following statement:
ICE has detained She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, a well-known Atlanta-based recording artist and songwriter, also known as “21 Savage.” Based on false information about previous criminal accusations, there is a pending U visa application (as a victim of a crime) at USCIS, and despite the availability of relief from deletion, he is now To him who refuses to release with any amount of deposit. Abraham Joseph has never hidden his immigration status from the US government. The Department of Homeland Security has known his address and history since he applied for a U visa in 2017, but took no action against him until last weekend. The ICE can only continue to detain individuals at risk of community threats or flight and prevent them from attending hearings. Obviously, our clients are not flight risk because he is widely recognized and a prominent member of the music industry. Similarly, Abraham Joseph is clearly not dangerous to the community, and in fact his contribution to the community and school in which he grew up is an example of the type of immigrants we want in the United States.
ICE has not charged Abraham-Joseph with a crime. As a minor, his family exceeded work visas and, like almost two million other children, lost his legal status, not by his own negligence. This is a violation of civil law, and Abraham Joseph’s continued detention has no purpose other than trying to punish him unnecessarily and threaten him to waive his right to fight to stay in the United States. .. He overcame the difficult situations of his youth, succeeded and contributed to a society comparable to his natural citizens. Abraham Joseph has a child of a U.S. citizen who is eligible for his support and relief from deportation. We and he will fight for his release, his family, and his right to stay in our country. No one would have expected him.