Published: Wed, February 13, 2019

Savage Released On Bond Pending ICE Deportation Hearing

Savage Released On Bond Pending ICE Deportation Hearing

Rap artist 21 Savage, who has been in custody in Georgia for nine days on immigration charges, was granted bond on Tuesday and will be released from custody on Wednesday, his attorney said.

According to TMZ, the rapper was released on bond Tuesday (February 12) pending a deportation hearing. "And he asks for your hearts and minds to be with them".

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said the British citizen had overstayed his visa and has a felony conviction.

Good news for fans and supporters of I Am I Was emcee 21 Savage.

Meanwhile, his attorneys say he was granted an expedited hearing, while it remains unclear why ICE held him as long as they did, in consideration that he was neither a flight risk or a danger to his community.

He announced a "21 Savage Bank Account" campaign a year ago that gave 21 teens $1,000 to start their own bank accounts and learn about financial literacy.

21 Savage was arrested on Super Bowl Sunday. In a subsequent statement, an ICE spokesperson alleged 21 Savage to be a "United Kingdom national" who "initially entered the US legally in July 2005, but subsequently failed to depart under the terms of his nonimmigrant visa".

They have previously said the 26-year-old rapper was brought to the USA when he was seven years old and his legal status expired in 2006 through no fault of his own.

ICE says Abraham-Joseph is unlawfully present in the US and also a convicted felon.

A lawyer for the rapper said 21 Savage came to the United States legally at age 7, took a one-month trip to the United Kingdom in 2005 and returned on an H-4 visa. "Unfortunately, in 2006 Mr. Abraham-Joseph lost his legal status through no fault of his own".

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