21 Savage was released from ICE custody earlier this week, and the aggravated felony charge which they were hoping to deport the rapper on has been dropped.
Buzzfeed is now reporting that ICE attorneys have decided to bring civil, rather than criminal, violations of immigration law in immigration court as means to deport him.
The ATL resident was brought to the U.S. from the U.KK at just 7 years of age. He reportedly overstayed his visa.
His attorney, Charles Kuck, managing partner of Kuck Baxter Immigration, spoke to Buzzfeed:
“I think this case is emblematic of a lot of cases where people are detained for not correct reasons, but they don’t always have resources to fight the system,” he said.
“This case is very emblematic of what happens in immigration court and detention.
"He says that while he wasn’t present at the Grammy Awards, he was there in spirit and is grateful for the support from around the world and is more than ever, ready to be with his loved ones and continue making music that brings people together," they said.