On February 3rd, 2019, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested Atlanta-based rapper, 21 Savage, citing his presence in the United States as unlawful because his family overstayed their work visa. Just a few days before his arrest, 21 Savage had spoken out against ICE and the family separations they were responsible for.
ICE disproportionately targets Brown and Black immigrants like 21 Savage. He joins countless immigrants who have been inhumanly detained by government officials due to our failed immigration policies. In 2018, ICE detained a record 42,000 people, the highest number recorded in ICE’s 15 year history.
CALL TO ACTION:
Sign the #BlackLivesMatter petition to ICE Field Office Director Sean Gallagher.
Call ICE at 1-802-872-6199 or 1-888-351-4024.
Urge them to end the unacceptable detainment of 21 Savage.
Demand an immediate end to the imprisonment and separation of innocent families and children detained by ICE.
Use the suggested script below:
“Hello, I am calling on behalf of 21 Savage and the numerous immigrant families and children detained by ICE. I am calling to demand their immediate release, as well as a swift end to the inhumane tactics used by ICE that are wholly contradictory to the democratic values of the United States.”