21 Savage Still Doesn’t Have a Court Date for His ICE Case, Can’t Leave the U.S.: Report
21 Savage's struggle with the U.S. immigration system continues.
According to a report TMZ published on Tuesday (Nov. 5), the "Immortal" rapper, who was born in England but had been living in the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant since 2006, still doesn't have a court date for his immigration case and that has narrowed his options for making money.
After he was arrested by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement back in February, 21 spent eight months attempting to get his work permit to earn an income on U.S. soil. He reportedly got the work permit last month, but he still can't travel outside of the country for gigs overseas until his immigration situation is settled.
The immigration courts in Atlanta are apparently overwhelmed with loads of backlogged cases. Defendants have been receiving court dates set in 2022, so it could be a while before 21 gets his day in front of an immigration judge.
The rapper, who dropped his I Am > I Was album two months prior to his arrest, originally had a date to appear in immigration court back in April. However, the hearing was postponed with no date rescheduled.
21, born Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph in England, first came to the United States at the age of 7. After he visited the U.K. to attend his uncle's funeral in 2005, the rapper, who was 12 at the time, re-entered the country that same year legally. However, his visa eventually expired in 2006, and he'd been living in America as an undocumented immigrant ever since.
XXL has reached out to 21 Savage's camp for comment.
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