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British-born rapper 21 Savage to be released on bond amid US deportation threat

British-born rapper 21 Savage to be released on bond amid US deportation threatUK-born rap artist 21 Savage, who has been in custody in Georgia for nine days on immigration charges, was granted bond on Tuesday and will be released from custody on Wednesday, his lawyer said. The entertainer, whose real name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested on February 2 by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents over accusations he had overstayed his visa by more than a decade. Officials said he came to the United States from Britain in 2005. Atlanta US Immigration Court Judge Dan Pelletier granted the 26-year-old bond during a hearing on Tuesday, his attorney Charles Kuck told Reuters by phone. The bond amount was set at $ 100,000, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported. Kuck declined to confirm the amount. His legal team earlier on Tuesday released a statement that said he had been released. Kuck later said Abraham-Joseph remained in ICE custody because the bond was not granted before a daily 2pm deadline, but said he would be released on Wednesday.  21 Savage was born in the UK Credit: AP The rapper, who was born in Plaistow, east London, but moved to the US with his mother when he was seven, was granted an expedited hearing after speaking with ICE officials to clarify his legal standing and bond eligibility, his legal team said in a statement. "He will not forget this ordeal or any of the other fathers, sons, family members and faceless people, he was locked up with or that remain unjustly incarcerated across the country," they said. ICE officials were not immediately available for comment. The rapper still faces deportation proceedings in federal immigration court, Kuck said. "His case is not over by a long shot," he added. t.co/2dXm2pI0wgpic.twitter.com/WkBM318ljl— Saint Laurent Don (@21savage) February 7, 2019 Abraham-Joseph was convicted on felony drug charges in Georgia in 2014, and was arrested as part of a targeted operation with the cooperation of local law enforcement, an ICE spokesman told Reuters when the rapper was taken into custody. 21 Savage was nominated for two Grammy Awards for the hit "Rockstar," with Post Malone, including the coveted record of the year category, but was unable to attend the glitzy awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday because he was being held in Georgia. His Facebook page shows he has several concerts scheduled in the coming weeks.



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Honduran migrant gunned down shortly after U.S. deportation

Honduran migrant gunned down shortly after U.S. deportationNelson Espinal, 28, was shot 15 times on Tuesday night shortly after leaving his home in the capital Tegucigalpa, said his sister, Patricia Espinal. Espinal was deported from the United States in late November and barred from returning for five years, according to documents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “He said that if he did not leave, they were going to kill him,” Patricia Espinal said as her mother, Sara Matamoros, wept.



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US Reps: Deportation won't happen until man's claim is heard

US Reps: Deportation won't happen until man's claim is heardRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Mexican immigrant who took refuge in a North Carolina church for 11 months won't be deported until immigration officials decide his pending request to stay in the U.S., two congressmen said Monday.



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Legal U.S. Immigrants Face Prison And Even Deportation For Voting

Legal U.S. Immigrants Face Prison And Even Deportation For VotingThe 20 immigrants recently charged with illegally voting in North Carolina in



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Trump calls for deportation without due process rights

Trump calls for deportation without due process rightsPresident Trump's suggestion that immigrants crossing illegally into the U.S. should not get due process is getting major pushback from lawmakers and immigration advocates.



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Parents Reportedly Told They Can Reunite With Children By Choosing Voluntary Deportation

Parents Reportedly Told They Can Reunite With Children By Choosing Voluntary DeportationImmigration officials are offering migrants in detention the option of



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Texas sheriff deputy charged for child abuse after allegedly blackmailing undocumented mother with deportation

Texas sheriff deputy charged for child abuse after allegedly blackmailing undocumented mother with deportationA Texas sheriff’s deputy has been accused of sexually assaulting an undocumented immigrant’s child, and blackmailing the mother with potential deportation to keep her quiet about the attacks. Jose Nunez, 47, is being held on charges of “super aggravated sexual assault” after the mother sought help at a fire department for her 4-year-old child, who had reportedly been crying out in pain. “The details of the case are quite frankly heartbreaking, disturbing, disgusting and infuriating all at the same time,” Javier Salazar, the Bexar County Sheriff, said during a press conference announcing the charges and circumstances.



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Texas sheriff deputy charged for child abuse after allegedly blackmailing undocumented mother with deportation

Texas sheriff deputy charged for child abuse after allegedly blackmailing undocumented mother with deportationA Texas sheriff’s deputy has been accused of sexually assaulting an undocumented immigrant’s child, and blackmailing the mother with potential deportation to keep her quiet about the attacks. Jose Nunez, 47, is being held on charges of “super aggravated sexual assault” after the mother sought help at a fire department for her 4-year-old child, who had reportedly been crying out in pain. “The details of the case are quite frankly heartbreaking, disturbing, disgusting and infuriating all at the same time,” Javier Salazar, the Bexar County Sheriff, said during a press conference announcing the charges and circumstances.



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Ecuadorean Dad Has Deportation Suspended After His Arrest During Pizza Delivery

Ecuadorean Dad Has Deportation Suspended After His Arrest During Pizza DeliveryA federal judge has suspended an undocumented Ecuadorean man's deportation



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Immigrant Faces Deportation After Delivering Pizza To New York Army Base

Immigrant Faces Deportation After Delivering Pizza To New York Army BaseA New York City pizza deliverer who brought a pie to an Army base in Brooklyn



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