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Rapper 21 Savage facing immigration charges

Reports of undocumented immigration are all over the New York news these days, with many people on both sides of the debate. The assumption is often that those who enter the United States unlawfully frequently come through the southern border, but that is not always the case. Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was recently arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and authorities say he is originally from the United Kingdom. He is facing immigration charges that claims he is not in the country legally.

The well-known rapper was targeted in a sting operation according to an ICE spokesperson. Authorities say that he legally entered the United States back in 2005 when he was still a minor. His visa expired the next year, but he reportedly failed to leave the country. He is now facing potential removal proceedings in federal court.

Many people in the public were shocked to learn that 21 Savage was a citizen of the United Kingdom, as he has long been a part of the hip hop scene in Atlanta. His attorney is working to have him released from detention. She says that he is a role model to young people and that he has taken an active role in programs that teach underprivileged young people the skills of financial literacy.

Though this case involves a celebrity who may have more means than many other immigrants, residents of New York can learn a great deal from this case. Those who are facing immigration charges would do well to consult an attorney with knowledge of immigration law. It may give them the best chance at remaining in the United States and continuing the life they have built in their new chosen home.

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