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21 Savage’s lawyer and manager have been keeping us updated as much as possible. Since the rappers arrest, he is currently on lockdown for 23 hours a day with no TV or communication other than the 10 minute calls with his manager.
As for more details on the arrest and 21’s legal status, in 2017, Savage applied for a U-Visa, which may have triggered this arrest. Come to find out, ICE was not he scene to arrest 21 when he, rapper Young Nudy, and two other men were pulled over. While investigating the application, a background check was done, which revealed he was born in the UK, coming here in 2005 with a visa that expired in 2006.
ICE is basing the arrest on 21’s previous felony charge from 2014, which has been expunged from his record, but ICE does not have to honor the expungement. The arrest and conviction can trigger deportation.
There’s a form of relief available for people who have been in the U.S. illegally for 10 years or longer, who have a qualifying U.S. relative living here. Savage has 3 kids who were born here. The problem is, ICE apparently believes the felony conviction knocks him out of qualifying for this relief to stay in the US.
Written by Clarke Jones