Mar. 3, 2016 9:23am Dave Urbanski
ORANGE, Calif. (TheBlaze/AP) — A flight student from Egypt is facing deportation from the United States after being investigated by federal agents for posting on his Facebook page that he was willing to kill Donald Trump and the world would thank him.
While U.S. prosecutors have not charged 23-year-old Emadeldin El-Sayed with a crime, immigration authorities arrested him last month at the Los Angeles-area flight school he attended and now are trying to deport him, attorney Hani Bushra said Wednesday.
Emadeldin El-Sayed (Image source: Facebook)
El-Sayed is being held in a jail in Orange, California; Bushra acknowledged El-Sayed made a foolish social media post. An immigration court hearing will determine whether he will be deported.
“It seems like the government was not able to get a criminal charge to stick on him, so they used the immigration process to have him leave the country,” Bushra said. “The rhetoric is particularly high in this election, and I just feel he got caught up in the middle.”
U.S. Secret Service agents interviewed El-Sayed in early February after he posted a photo of Trump on Facebook and wrote he was willing to kill the billionaire, Bushra said.
“I am willing to kill Donald Trump and serve a life sentence,” wrote El-Sayed on Facebook, his lawyer told Egyptian Streets. “[T]he whole world would thank me for doing that.”
The post in question didn’t appear to be on El-Sayed’s Facebook page Thursday.