21 Savage’s Lawyer Says He Never Lied About Immigration Status, And His ICE Arrest Is A Civil Violation
Yesterday we heard that 21 Savage was on his way to Deportationville because he is a British citizen and overstayed his visa. Savage came to the U.S. as a child and made it sound like he was born and raised in Atlanta. Well, here comes an update from his lawyer who is here to make it clear that his client is not a liar and is in fact being bullied by the American government!
TMZ is reporting that Savage’s attorney Charles H. Kuck handed down a serious defense of his client. According to Charles, Savage “never hid his immigration status” from the government, only the people of America to whom he claimed to be from Georgia. In fact, Savage had applied for a U-visa in 2017 and ICE knew this but was trying to “intimidate him” into leaving the country and so they only took action now.
“As a minor, his family overstayed their work visas, and he, like almost two million other children, was left without legal status through no fault of his own… The Department of Homeland Security has known his address and his history since his filing for the U visa in 2017, yet they took no action against him until this past weekend.”
Charles says Savage is no threat to the community, or a flight risk. He also says that ICE claiming Savage’s criminal past is reason to deport him is trash, because while he did plead guilty to felony drug possession in 2014, the conviction was expunged last September.
According to NBC News, the visa that Savage applied for is based on him being a victim of crime and are reserved for people:
“Who have suffered mental or physical abuse and are helpful to law enforcement or government officials in the investigation or prosecution of criminal activity.”
This is apparently related to an incident in 2013 when Savage was shot and his best friend was murdered. Charles says his client was “severely affected physically and mentally.” And so because of this, Charles argues that Savage should stay in the country.
If 21 Savage is deported, he won’t be able to come back to America for at least 10 years, even to visit, without the government giving him the go-ahead.
Black Lives Matter co-founder, Patrisse Cullors, is trying to help out him by starting an online petition. But Patrisse, Charles and Savage have their work cut out for them, because apparently Atlanta is a bad place for deportation. The President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Anastasia Tonello, says:
“He’s in one of the most notorious jurisdictions for removal… Atlanta has a very high rate of denials on any type of discretion or relief.”
Damn girl, this is quite the pickle. 21 Savage really should have picked a more immigrant-friendly state to pretend he was born in. I wonder how Amber Rose is dealing with all of this. But if her ex-man gets sent away, all won’t be lost: she can always sniff his underwear to remember him.