A good friend of the Fusicology Collective, LA-based Deejay and music producer Kutmah is currently facing deportation, according to reports.
Born in the UK to an Egyptian mother and Scottish father, Kutmah moved to the United States with his mother at the age of 12. Upon applying for residency to prevent being sent to Egypt, a court ruled that, as a British citizen, he would be able to live in the UK. However, the application was denied.
Kutmah and his mother returned to court to plead their case in 1996, when Kutmah was the age of 20, when they were again denied a green card, and were urged to sign a document stating they would voluntary leave the US. However, the two ended up staying.
On Wednesday (May 5) morning, “armed agents busted into Kutmah’s house and detained him. He was brought to a facility in downtown LA where he was interrogated. Yesterday he was moved to New Mexico. His case will come up against the prosecutor very soon and he may face deportation.”
If you are interested in helping keep Kutmah in the United States, please visit http://freekutmah.com/ and sign the petition on the site. The website features a template for a letter (petitioners are encouraged to write their own as well) to petition Kutmah’s deportation and provides the contact information for Senators Dianne Feinstein ([email protected]) and Barbara Boxer ([email protected]).
by Slava Kuperstein