(AllHipHop News) Rapper 21 Savage may be forced to return to the U.K. as a result of President Donald Trump's revised immigration policy.
Sources directly linked to the case reportedly told TMZ that the decision to arrest and deport 21 Savage was made months ago by the Atlanta bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The 26-year-old rapper was arrested on February 3 and held without bond as it was believed he had a felony conviction, which would have disqualified him from being able to post bond.
However, it was later discovered that court records showing a 2014 drug conviction which had been vacated and sealed last Autumn, effectively erasing it, hadn't been updated.
Under previous legislation, the rapper, real name She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, would have been allowed to stay in the country until his application had been processed.
However, Trump's revised immigration policy recommends deporting people who have a pending visa application, only allowing them to return if and when it's approved.
It is believed that Savage, who was born in the U.K., originally filed his application to stay in the U.S. in 2017, meaning that it could be another two years before an outcome is determined.
The rapper, who bonded out earlier this week, now faces a lengthy deportation hearing, after which it will be decided whether or not he can remain and work in the U.S.
Prior to his release, ICE agents told Savage they would drop deportation proceedings if he voluntarily left the country, which he declined.
The Grammy Award-nominated rapper was held in a detention center by ICE officials in Georgia for a total of 10 days.