Atlanta, GA – As particulars of 21 Savage’s ICE arrest proceed to unfold, the Atlanta-based rapper’s lawyer is talking out. According to the BBC, lawyer Charles Kuck is adamant his consumer by no means hid his immigration standing.
In an announcement, Kuck claims the platinum-selling artist’s arrest was “primarily based upon incorrect details about prior felony costs.” In 2014, 21 Savage — actual identify Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph — was convicted of drug-related costs, though that conviction was reportedly expunged.
Kuck says his consumer was within the means of acquiring a U visa so he might legally keep within the United States. In 2013, 21 Savage was shot six occasions on his 21st birthday by a rival gang member in an tried theft. The ambush took the lifetime of his little brother, Johnny “Tay-Man” Abraham-Joseph.
U visas are granted to non-citizen victims of crime who intend to cooperate with U.S. authorities.
ICE has but to cost 21 Savage with a criminal offense. Kuck believes he’s merely a sufferer of his dad and mom’ determination to overstay their work visas.
“ICE has not charged Mr. Abraham-Joseph with any crime,” the assertion reads. “As a minor, his household overstayed their work visas, and he, like nearly two million different youngsters, was left with out authorized standing via no fault of his personal.
“This is a civil regulation violation, and the continued detention of Mr. Abraham-Joseph serves no different functions aside from to unnecessarily punish him and attempt to intimidate him into giving up his battle to battle to stay within the United States.”
"As a minor, his household overstayed their work visas, and he, like nearly two million different youngsters, was left with out authorized standing via no faults of their very own."
— Ade Onibada (@SincerelyAde) February 4, 2019
Kuck provides 21 Savage and his authorized staff are dedicated to securing his launch so he can transfer on together with his life. He additionally cites 21’s philanthropic work within the Atlanta neighborhood, which incorporates the 21 Savage Bank Account Campaign. He began the marketing campaign in an effort to enhance monetary literacy amongst lower-income neighborhoods.
“He rose above the troublesome circumstances of his youth to attain success and make a contribution to our society that rival any of these by a pure born citizen,” Kuck continues. “Mr. Abraham-Joseph has US citizen youngsters that he helps and is eligible for aid from deportation. We and he’ll battle for his launch, for his household, and his proper to stay in our nation. No one would anticipate much less from him.”
To present their assist, lots of 21’s friends have rallied round him, together with Killer Mike, Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill, Cardi B and Offset.