21 Savage, whose real name is Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested Sunday by U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement. A citizen of the United Kingdom, ICE alleges that Shayaa is in the U.S illegally after his nonimmigrant visa expired in July 2006. The grammy-nominated rapper has been placed into removal proceedings following a targeted sting. Wondering why it took almost 13 years and a felony charge later to arrest 21 Savage?
Here’s 3 Other Things You Need To Know About ICE:
ICE is barely 15 years old.
In March 2003, George W. Bush created the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, now known as ICE. Immigration was originally under the Department of Justice; however, following thhe events of 9/11, it was moved to what we now call Homeland Security.
The U.S is willing to bet on immigration enforcement.
The U.S spends more money on immigration enforcement than all other federal criminal law enforcement agencies combined. In the last 26 years, the U.S has spent nearly $187 billion on federal immigration enforcement – 24% higher than FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, Secret Service, etc. combined.
ICE’s mission seems to be backfiring.
ICE was created to “better protect homeland security and public safety.” However, it’s targeted stings have done nothing for families and their communities besides dismantle them. Instead of the U.S investing money into things like sex-trafficking prevention, we have decided to invest $187 billion into immigration enforcement. 21 Savage is the father of three children and a role model to countless others by being a pillar of his community. Launching his Bank Account charity on Ellen, 21 Savage has proved he’s willing to invest in American Dreams everywhere.
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