21 Savage. (Ralph Arvesen, WikiCommons)
Rapper 21 Savage donated $25,000 to a nonprofit civil rights organization that helped him when Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested him back in February.
The rapper, whose real name is Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, donated $25,000 to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) on June 1, the rapper’s lawyer, Charles H. Kuck, wrote in a press release sent to The North Star.
“21 Savage is making this 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,” the statement read.
“Creating oppressively adverse conditions of detention, like those in Irwin County, Georgia far away from family and legal counsel, causes despair and hopelessness, and forces these men and women to give up on their immigration claims.”
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