Z & Roc Nation Come To 21 Savage's Defense Amid ICE-Cold Legal War

Carla Harmon
February 8, 2019

He entered the United States legally when he was a minor in July 2005 but subsequently failed to depart under the terms of his nonimmigrant visa, ICE spokesman Bryan Cox said.

In a statement released by his RocNation label, Jay-Z called 21 Savage's arrest and detention a travesty and demanded his immediate release.

According to three police reports, 21 was in a red Dodge Challenger and drove across the sidewalk in an attempt to get onto another street.

"ICE has not charged Mr. Abraham-Joseph with any crime".

Rapper Wale came to 21 Savage's defence writing: "Why is somebody freedom amusing". The tabloid publication reported that they weren't listed at the time of the rapper's arrest in the police report. "ICE provided incorrect information to the press when it claimed he had a criminal conviction". "As a minor, his family overstayed their work visas, and he, like nearly two million other children, was left without legal status through no fault of his own", the rapper's attorney, Charles Kuck, said in a written statement released to Reuters.

Jay-Z has stepped in to assist with 21 Savage's battle to be released from the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

According to TMZ, the RocNation president has taken it a step further by hiring the services of attorney Alex Spiro to help with the case.

And now, days later, the rapper is addressing his deportation through his legal team. In addition to being in violation of federal immigration law, Mr. Abraham-Joseph was convicted on felony drug charges in October 2014 in Fulton County, Georgia.

Abraham-Joseph has several relatives in the United States, including three children who are USA citizens, and a mother and four siblings who are either lawful permanent residents or U.S. citizens, his lawyer said.

In a statement to Facebook, Jay-Z said the arrest was "an absolute travesty", adding that the Grammy-nominated rapper "deserves to be reunited with his children immediately".

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