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ATLANTA - Rapper 21 Savage has donated $25,000 to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights group that helped him when he was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement earlier this year.
The Grammy-nominated artist, whose real name is Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was taken into custody in DeKalb County, Georgia, on Feb. 3 on charges that he is from the United Kingdom and overstayed his visa. He has long called DeKalb his home.
Attorney - Charles - Kuck - Statement - Abraham-Joseph
His attorney, Charles Kuck, said in a statement that Abraham-Joseph is making the SPLC donation public “because everyday Americans need to know that ICE is using civil immigration detention as a weapon against immigrants, many of whom, like 21 Savage, have relief from deportation and are able to fix their immigration status.”
After the rapper was arrested, the SPLC was one of several national organizations that called for his release. He was freed from a federal immigration detention...
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