Sometimes, familiar faces are arrested by the police for surprising crimes. Take, for example, the rapper 21 Savage, who is now in federal immigration custody over claims that he overstayed his visa and has federal drug charge convictions.
Since he has a role in the public, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USICE) spokesman said that he was arrested in a targeted operation and is actually a British citizen who has overstayed in the country. The man's attorney claims that they are working to clear up misunderstandings about the man's status and to get him out of detention.
It's important to note that those who are in the United States temporarily can lose their right to stay if they are convicted of felonies or overstay their visas and are caught. It's possible to be deported, which could mean an end to coming to the United States for a decade or longer.
In this rapper's case, he came to the United States legally in 2005. His visa expired in 2006, but he did not leave. He was also arrested for felony drug charges in Oct. 2014, so he has now been placed in deportation proceedings.
If you are in the country legally and get caught with drugs or have overstayed your visa and are caught with drugs, be prepared that it could mean that you will enter into deportation proceedings. It's important to work closely with your attorney to address the problems you're facing since a felony conviction could prevent you from returning to the United States and require you to return to your home country.