Really ICE, It's Time to Deport Rapper 21 Savage
Rapper 21 Savage (born She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph) has been released from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention. Abraham-Joseph is now vowing to fight deportation. Although, exactly how he plans to do that is unclear.Abraham-Joseph is a citizen of the United Kingdom. He entered the United States in 2005, at the age of 14. He failed to depart in accordance with the terms of his visa, which expired in July 2006. In simple terms, that means he’s an illegal alien and has been for at least 12 years.On the basis of his unlawful presence alone, Abraham-Joseph is subject to removal from the United States, and subject to a 10-year bar on re-entry. The only question in removal proceedings before the U.S. Immigration Court would be whether he qualifies for any form of relief from deportation.That seems unlikely. Abraham-Joseph isn’t a particularly sympathetic character – particularly in his 21 Savage persona, which glorifies illicit drug trafficking and gang violence. And criminal charges against him seem to be falling out of the woodwork:
- Initially, ICE included a 2014 drug conviction as one of the grounds for deporting him. Then, without explanation, it dropped that charge.
- A few days later, entertainment news outlet TMZ reported that Abraham-Joseph was the subject of a felony warrant for “theft by deception” issued by Liberty County, Georgia.
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