21 Savage, the rapper, songwriter, and record producer was taken into custody Sunday morning by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for overstaying his visa and other related charges.
The 26-year-old is a British National who arrived in America at the age of 14, according to the feds, and immigrated to the U.S. The feds say he was convicted on drug charges in Fulton County in 2014. Officials say more charges are possible.
ICE released the following statement: “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested unlawfully present United Kingdom national Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph AKA “21 Savage” during a targeted operation with federal and local law enforcement partners early Sunday in metro Atlanta. Mr. Abraham-Joseph was taken into ICE custody as he is unlawfully present in the U.S. and also a convicted felon. “Mr. Abraham-Joseph initially entered the U.S. legally in July 2005, but subsequently failed to depart under the terms of his nonimmigrant visa and he became unlawfully present in the U.S. when his visa expired in July 2006. In addition to being in violation of federal immigration law, Mr. Abraham-Joseph was convicted on felony drug charges in October 2014 in Fulton County, Georgia.
“Mr. Abraham-Joseph is presently in ICE custody in Georgia and has been placed into removal proceedings before the federal immigration courts. ICE will now await the outcome of his case before a federal immigration judge to determine future actions.”
No word yet from the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Northern District of Georgia on those charges.
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