US ICE Releases Singer 21 Savage on Bond, Deportation Hearing Pending

Article Image 21 Savage Released on Bond Pending Deportation Hearing

Article Image 21 Savage Released on Bond Pending Deportation Hearing

Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was granted release on bond from USA immigration detention Tuesday, his lawyers said - nine days after his arrest sparked outrage among fellow music stars, fans and immigrant rights advocates alike.

It appears that the legal strategy employed by JAY-Z and Roc Nation has worked as planned, at least for the time being, as 21 Savage has reportedly been released on bond pending a hearing on his potential deportation.

DAILY POST had reported that 21 savage was arrested by U.S immigration after they discovered he is a British citizen living in the USA illegally.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said the British citizen had overstayed his visa and has a felony conviction.

Atlanta rap star 21 Savage, born Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, is now a free man.

"In the last 24 hours", the statement reads, "we received notice that She'yaa was granted an expedited hearing".

In an emailed statement, lawyers Kuck, Dina LaPolt and Alex Spiro said they've been speaking with ICE since his arrest to "clarify his actual legal standing, his eligibility for bond, and provide evidence of his extraordinary contributions to his community and society". "He actually came to the US from the U.K.as a teen and overstayed his visa", ICE spokesperson Brian Cox told CNN. As 21 Savage, the rapper contributed to one of the most-celebrated songs of the night - "This Is America", which won multiple awards including Record of the Year - and was a featured artist on the Post Malone hit "Rockstar", also nominated for Record of the Year, which Malone performed during the ceremony. As it was previously reported, Abraham-Joseph legally entered the United States in 2005 and his visa expired in July of 2006.

Mr Kuck said earlier that 21 Savage was "not a flight risk" and was a "prominent member of the music industry" who would be recognised if he tried to flee.

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