ICE has gone from mistreating captured migrants in detention centers … to know locking up rappers, after 21 Savage was arrested by the Immigration and Customs agency, claiming that he is actually from the United Kingdom and has overstayed his visa.
FOX 5 Atlanta reports that spokesman for ICE named Brian Cox said 21, born Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph was taken into custody as part of a “targeted operation.” Cox said the rapper is an “unlawfully present United Kingdom” national who legally was able to enter the United States in July 2005 on a visa. Cox went on to say the rapper’s visa expired a year later.
21 Savage was reportedly taken into custody by ICE in Atlanta early Sunday morning (2/3).
A statement issued by ICE on the detention of the rapper goes as follows:
“Mr. Abraham-Joseph is presently in ICE custody in Georgia and has been placed into removal proceedings before the federal immigration courts. ICE will now await the outcome of his case before a federal immigration judge to determine future actions.”