After the rapper was arrested, the SPLC was one of several national organizations that called for his release. He was freed from a federal immigration detention center in Irwin County and granted bond 10 days after his arrest.
“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,” said Kuck, a managing partner at the Atlanta-based firm Kuck Baxter Immigration LLC.
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Kuck said the SPLC helps immigrants get access to legal representation through the Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative, and that the $25,000 donation will aid these efforts. The SPLC is based in Montgomery and has offices in Atlanta, Miami, New Orleans and Jackson, Mississippi.
In metro Atlanta, 21 Savage has been known for his charitable back-to-school events, which provide thousands of DeKalb students with free school supplies. He has also visited schools in DeKalb to talk to children about financial literacy and money management.