Jay-Z hires lawyer for British rapper 21 Savage in visa case

Brenda Watkins
February 9, 2019

DAILY POST had reported that 21 savage was arrested after by U.S immigration after they discovered he is a British citizen living in the United States illegally. He entered the United States legally when he was a minor in July 2005 but subsequently failed to depart under the terms of his nonimmigrant visa, ICE spokesman Bryan Cox said.

Jay-Z has come out in support of the rapper and asked his lawyer Alex Spiro to assist in 21 Savage's case. They allege that he has been living in the country illegally since overstaying his visa as a child. The rapper was told to throw the keys outside the window, and 21 Savage complied.

The Atlanta rapper was arrested earlier this week by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement who claimed the rapper was living in the USA illegally. A styrofoam cup containing an unknown substance was found in the center console. However, a source at ATF claims ICE was there, but is not listed on the report.

Jay Z caught wind of the rapper's legal issues and called his detention "a complete travesty". Another person named Kalil Smith was also arrested, who was in the third vehicle carrying a M4 rifle.

Law firm Kuck Baxter Immigration released a statement earlier this week saying USA officials have known about Abraham-Joseph's immigration status since at least 2017 when he sought a new visa, and while that application is pending the rapper should not be subject to detainment.

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On Monday, 21 Savage's attorney, Charles H. Kuck, said the rapper "never hid his immigration status from the US government" and said his arrest was "based upon incorrect information about prior criminal charges".

H-4 visas are granted to the children of immigrants who hold H-1B visas, which are given to foreign workers in specialty occupations.

'In addition to being a successful recording artist, 21 deserves to be reunited with his children immediately, ' Jay-Z said.

Abraham-Joseph, 26, has been placed into removal proceedings before the federal immigration courts, the statement added.

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