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Cardi B stands in support of 21 Savage amid immigration violation claims

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Cardi B attends the Tom Ford fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Park Avenue Armory on September 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Cardi B has voiced her support for 21 Savage after he was arrested by immigration officials at the weekend.

The 26-year-old rapper was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in Georgia after they alleged he’s a British citizen and has overstayed his United States visa – but Cardi has taken to her Instagram account to voice her support for the under-fire star.

She wrote on the photo-sharing website: “We will read and educate ourselves on this situation and we will take action! 21 did not come here illegally and was not caught doing anything illegal or doing any mischief! in fact, he has changed his whole life around and as ya can see he’s been very positive in his actions and music! Now let me get ghetto ….and for ya d**k breath motherf***ers talking bout “sO hE nOt FrOm Atlanta ” he grew up there !his kids and family live there and BLEW UP there with the support of the community he was raised in. Thank you @21savage for being a really good friend to me and @offsetyrn and always coming thru when we need you.”

Meanwhile, 21’s lawyer has vowed to “fight for his release” after he was arrested by immigration officials.

The rapper’s legal team insisted his arrest was a civil law violation and also accused the authority of refusing to release their client “on a bond of any amount”. According to PitchFork, “the rapper clarified via reps that he immigrated to the United States when he was 7 years old, departed in 2005 to visit the United Kingdom and returned later that month. 21 claims his legal status expired in 2006 “through no fault of his own” and applied for a visa in 2017 once he discovered that he required one. ”

Lawyer Charles H. Kuck criticized ICE’s actions, claiming they had proceeded following “incorrect information about prior criminal charges”. The legal team also highlighted that the 2-time Grammy nominated Savage he has no convictions or charges under state or federal law.

What’s more, he said that the 26-year-old star – whose real name is She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph – “has never hidden his immigration status from the US government” as he applied for a new visa two years ago.

21 Savage fans have now started a #Free21Savage campaign, with the aim of petitioning that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency stop the deportation of the “Red Opps” crooner. Savage gives a human face to the raging immigration debate, in the mid of President Trump’s attempt to erect a wall to curb illegal immigration on the Mexican border.

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