21 Savage Faces Deportation


Courtesy of NBC

Ashley Driesler, Staff Writer

  On February 3rd,  21 Savage was taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for illegally being in the United States.

  21 Savage’s attorney, Charles Kuck, stated to the press, “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.”

  After hearing about 21 Savage’s situation, Carlos Palacios (11) stated, “It’s a shame such an amazing artist has to leave, but he did knowingly stay in the U.S. illegally. It’s good that he acknowledges this and faced ICE in a well manner. I’m sure he’ll come out of this situation without too much discomfort due to his high popularity among Americans.”

  21 Savage was convicted of a felony for drug charges in 2014 in the state of Georgia. This is speculated to be what put the rapper on ICE’s radar. When 21 Savage was detained, Kuck also mentioned how his client was not a danger or a risk to the community.

  Kiran Abayaratna (11) stated, “I think the fact that ICE has detained savage is actually good in the sense that it shows that they are approaching illegal immigrants from all aspects and are disregarding social status. However, his prolonged arrest seems unwarranted due to the fact that he is well known. Even though he has children, I think it would be unfair for that to weigh into his case because for most illegal immigrants, having children doesn’t matter.”

   21 Savage may be attempting to apply for a U-Visa, a special category of visas dedicated to victims in crimes who suffered from any form of abuse of were beneficial to law enforcement in finding a criminal. This visa may be a crucial factor in building his case and allowing him to stay in the U.S.