(AllHipHop News) Representatives of 21 Savage are pushing back against the news that the rapper is in the United States illegally. 21’s attorney, Charles Kuck, addressed the entertainer born She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph being detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
"Mr. Abraham-Josephd has never hid his immigration status from the US government," stated Kuck. "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."
He added, "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 Kuck Baxter immigration law firm released a full statement about Abraham-Joseph’s situation on Twitter. Savage’s manager, Kei Henderson, also tweeted a link to the “#Free21Savage Stop the Deportation of She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph” online petition.
“There are around 4.2 Million Black immigrants in the U.S. - 619,000 are undocumented. He is the father of 3 beautiful kids. And active in their daily lives. Stop family separation and sign the petition to stop the Deportation 🙏🏾🗡,” tweeted Henderson.
The description for the Organize For petition reads:
The hundreds of ICE assaults and detention of Black immigrants is an endemic in the United States, and is too often carried out with the assistance of local law enforcement. On February 3rd in the early afternoon, organizers were alerted to the arrest and detention of rapper, father, community activist and friend She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph -21 Savage. The circumstances of Mr. Abraham-Joseph's detention stand as a testament to the consistent and historically under-reported harassment and targeting of Black immigrants. The US' violent history of criminalizing Blackness intersects with its deadly legacy of detaining and deporting Black and Brown immigrants. This needs to stop today!