Georgia Rep Writes To Judge Commending 21 Savage As A ‘Remarkable Young Man’
As many of us know by now, ICE has detained 21 Savage after arresting him over the weekend in Atlanta. The law enforcement agency claims the rapper entered the U.S. as a child legally in July 2005, but failed to leave the country after his non-immigrant visa expired the following year.
Many fans and celebrities have been trying their best to stand by his side. U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson even vouched for 21 Savage. The representative for Georgia’s 4th Congressional District penned a letter in support of Savage born Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph.
The letter reads,
“He was raised and spent his formative years in and around Atlanta, and he has developed deep family roots and personal ties to our wonderful state of Georgia, and to Gwinnett and DeKalb counties in particular,” Hank wrote to the immigration judge. He went on to say, “I know  to be a remarkable young man. He spends his time giving back to our community and has been living a life of paying it forward. I believe that it would be a serious hardship to [21’s] family and a loss for our community, if he is not allowed bail so that he can be released from detention. … He has been an outstanding figure and influence within his family and within Atlanta.”
As of right now, Savage is still in ICE custody. They “will now await the outcome of his case before a federal immigration judge to determine future actions,” according to the a statement shared by CNN.
We will continue to keep you updated on this news.
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