It was just over a year ago that Judge Jerry Beatmann Sr. told Kat Stacks, born Andrea Herrera, that she was going to be deported to her country of origin, Venezuela, after she was arrested for a felony charges that included carrying a concealed firearm in Broward County and disorderly conduct.
Then following an appeals process, Judge Beatmann signed the order to release Kat Stacks from her Louisiana immigration facility.
Kat Stacks is well known for her claims to having had wild sex with several rappers including Soulja Boy and Nelly, both of whom denied many of the allegations she spoke about.
Originally Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained Kat Stacks and a judge declared “she wasn’t going to add anything to American society.”
Despite the courts stance on her citizenship, her family and lawyer said she was a victim of sex trafficking and that Herrera made up the Kat Stacks persona to survive.
Ultimately, the appeals board voted 2-1 to grant her appeal, stating that it considered Herrera’s criminal history, and declared that “Kat Stacks persona is disturbing and in no way a positive contribution to society,” but that, “other compelling factors, particularly her long history of abuse, outweigh the negative factors.”
Additionally, Kat Stacks has a child born in the United States so that was a factor that the judge and appeals committee considered.
Check NBC Miami’s local news covering the case below.