News: BREAKING: Shyne To Be Deported, Immigration Battle Will Proceed From Belize

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 10:38PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow will reportedly be deported to his country of origin, Belize, and will continue to fight for his right to return to the United States.

According to radio personality Miss Info, details on when he will be forced to leave the United States have not yet been revealed.

Shyne's team is fighting to stay in the US where his mother and his grandmother live and where they raised him....but it seems like he's going to have to continue the fight from Belize. Shyne will be released from Immigration custody but will then be deported to Belize soon. He has Harvard Professor Charles Ogletree advocating on his behalf in concert with his legal team. They're still urging fans to reach out to Governor Patterson's office to petition for Shyne's pardon, but deportation is imminent. (Miss Info TV)

Shyne's uncle, Michael Finnegan, recently updated the media on his nephew's situation.

"All the lawyers who were dealing with his immigration problems, they are totally off the case now," he revealed in an interview. "The matter is placed squarely in the hands of Professor Ogletree. All legal options or legal directions or whatever the case may be in terms of legal movements, these are now in the hands of Professor Ogletree. He has stepped in totally, he was given permission to deal with the situation in all its aspects. Jamaal's father who is the Prime Minister [of Belize] is one of the best attorneys in this country and I would want to believe he has total confidence in Ogletree, and I believe the family knows what it is doing." (Belizean)

Additional information on his current status have also landed online.

Reports in local Belize media say that Rapper "Shyne" Barrow is now detained at the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility in New York by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as lawyers fight to resist his deportation to Belize where he was born and raised. Local Belize T.V. stations quote Jamal's lead attorney Oscar Michelen as saying that the former Bad Boy rapper's fate will be decided this week. Shyne Barrow was born and raised in Belize and is the love child of current Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow from who he is estranged. (Belize)

Shyne's father, Dean Barrow, has reportedly requested New York Governor David Paterson for a pardon to avoid his son from being deported to Belize.

Belizean Prime Minister Dean Barrow, the father of former Bad Boy rapper Shyne, has reportedly written to New York Governor David Paterson asking him to pardon his son so that he is not deported back to the Belize - the country of his birth. Dean Barrow revealed to The Belizean that he sought help from Charles Ogletree - Harvard law professor and a member of President Barack Obama's inner circle to assist Shyne in resisting deportation to Belize. The prime minister told reporters he wrote the letter to the New York governor at the request of Professor Ogletree. (Six Shot)

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