In a subsequent statement, an ICE spokesperson alleged 21 Savage to be a "United Kingdom national" who "initially entered the USA legally in July 2005, but subsequently failed to depart under the terms of his nonimmigrant visa".
In July 2005, when he was 13, Abraham-Joseph entered the USA legally but stayed in the country after his visa expired a year later, Cox told the AP.
In a further statement, they added: "Mr. Abraham-Joseph is presently in ICE custody in Georgia and has been placed into removal proceedings before the federal immigration courts".
The attorney accused ICE of trying "to intimidate him into giving up his right to fight to remain in the United States", pointing out that he originally overstayed his via "as a minor... he, like nearly two million other children, was left without legal status through no fault of his own".
Savage has been detained by I.C.E. since Sunday - the agency claimed the rapper was not authorized to be in the United States, but according to the rapper's attorneys, Savage has a visa application filed in 2017 and now in process.
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Mr. Abraham-Joseph has three U.S. Citizen children, a lawful permanent resident mother and four siblings that are either US Citizens or lawful permanent residents.
The lawyers battling to save rapper 21 Savage from deportation from the United States appealed Tuesday, February 5 for compassion, casting him as one of the blameless 1.8 million "Dreamers" -immigrants brought in illegally as children through no fault of their own.
Following 21 Savage's arrest on Sunday, Fellow celebrities and fans alike took to social media to comment on the rapper's possible deportation. "ICE can only continue to detain individuals who are a threat the community or a flight risk to not show up at their hearings".
Meanwhile, 21's lawyer has vowed to "fight for his release" after he was arrested by immigration officials. "No one would expect less from him", Kuck said.
Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was taken into federal immigration custody early Sunday, authorities said. Online, confirms that Savage was born in the United Kingdom and arrived legally in the United States at the age of seven under an H-4 visa. The statement did not say why the rapper filed for this visa.