Former hip-hop groupie Kat Stacks is reportedly still behind bars just days after announcing she would finally get released from jail over deportation-related charges.
According to Stacks, a conflict with the legal proceedings has forced her to remain locked up a bit longer than expected.
“So @wwwicegov wont release me until a Judge signs for it,” she tweeted December 26th.
“It’s been over a week, stop delaying my release”
“#FreeKatStacks i already received the decision of a second chance from @wwwicegov … #ReleaseMe”
“I was suppose to be with @Mama_Stacks @QWorldStar & my Son today crying made me stronger #GodIsWithMe” (Kat Stacks’ Twitter)
Last week, she broke the news of her impending release over Twitter.
“IM COMING OUT !!!!! @wwwicegov gave me a 2nd chance !!,” she tweeted December 21st.
“Im so happy im crying !”
“Thank you so much to the great work of attorneys Luke H. Abrusley & @jvimmigration” (Kat Stacks’ Twitter)
Recently, a non-profit group called “Dream Activist” ignited a campaign for Kat’s freedom.
Andrea Herrera “Kat Stacks” is a Venzuelan DREAMer; she came to the United States at the age of 8. When she was 14 Andrea was kidnapped and forced into sex trafficking, as a minor. Now, despite being a victim, ICE is refusing to release her from an immigration detention center in Lousiana. When she was 19 Andrea was finally able to reunite with her family; to cope with it all she started the persona “Kat Stacks”. Kat used this persona to connect with other victims as well as connecting with artists. These artists have even used Kat Stacks in their lyrics. An immigration judge however ruled that her online persona is reason enough to deport this DREAMer and victim! Monday, November 5th marks Kat Stacks 2nd year in detention! (Dream Activist)
Back in August, her mother publicly requested help from President Barack Obama to set the ex-groupie free.
Kat Stacks, who was born Andrea Herrera, grew up in Aventura, but came to the U.S. at the age of 8. She claims she was the victim of sex trafficking, and was busted on a prostitution charge in New York. Her lawyer is appealing the judge’s decisions, and her mother, Johnyelsi Cardenas, is fighting to get her daughter a green card and citizenship. She also has custody of Herrera’s 2-year-old son. Her mother wants the Obama administration to help defer the deportation for two years while everyone around Herrera attempts to legitimize her. She may have pissed too many people off at this point, but good luck on that mission. (Complex)