The Voice reports that rapper Cashtastic (real name Cashief Nichols) has been deported back to Jamaica.
The rapper who was signed to Universal Music first came to Britain 14 years ago, aged six, to live with his mother.
Last Monday (March 24), the 20-year-old, who grew up in Peckham, South London, shocked fans when he tweeted: “I’ve been detained/given removal directions by the UKBA.
“They’re saying even though I came to the UK age 6 I have no right to be here.”
Kano was just one of many high profile names to take to Twitter, venting his frustration about the decision.
He wrote: “This can not be happening to such a good brother like Cashief. A positive brother in the community. He has lived here since the age of 6 and is now a role model, tax paying professional in the music industry. This is wrong.”
A spokesman from the Home Office said they were unable to comment on individual cases but released a statement which read: “When an individual is found to no longer have the right to remain in the UK, we expect them to leave the country voluntarily, but if they fail to do so we will seek to enforce their removal.”
An online petition has now been set up to appeal the decision.
It would be interesting to know the reasons behind his deportation.
I wonder if this is a sad case of some one neglecting to file the appropriate paper work after Cashief arrived here at six years old, that would have insured his permanent residency/citizenship in the country.
The poor guy probably was not even aware of his status in this country.
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