Savage Confirms He Was Born In The U.K., Discusses Further Steps

Carla Harmon
February 9, 2019

Notably, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), who are now holding Savage, were reportedly also on the scene, but are not listed in the police reports.

Alex Spiro, the NY attorney who at one time represented rap mogul Jay-Z, has taken on Abraham-Joseph's case at his famous client's request this week. And now, Jay Z just made a very generous offer. The BBC reported that according to Savage's lawyers, he's been living in the USA since he came over here in 1999.

Jay Z caught wind of the rapper's legal issues and called his detention "a complete travesty".

21 Savage's lawyers also reiterated their previous statement that the rapper never hid his immigration status from authorities and that there is no legal reason for his detainment, as they claim he is not a flight risk and has proven himself a valuable member of his community.

The 26-year-old British national moved to the USA when he was 12 years old, and he is the father of three children who are American citizens.

The rapper is now nominated for two Grammy Awards - including record of the year for Rockstar in collaboration with Post Malone.

It continues, "Mr. Abraham-Joseph, like nearly two million of his immigrant child peers, was left without immigration status as a young child with no way to fix his immigration status. 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". "These "Dreamers" come from all walks of life and every ethnicity".

ICE has said the artist was convicted of felony drug charges in October 2014, but Spiro said it was a marijuana conviction that was vacated. The visa is available to those who have been the victims of a crime in the United States, have suffered physical or mental injury as a result of a crime and who are "helpful to law enforcement or government officials in the investigation or prosecution of criminal activity", according to ICE.

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