Skip to comments.Driver of U-Haul that rammed White House gate is not a U.S. citizen, prosecutors say
Posted on 05/25/2023 12:30:45 PM PDT by T.B. Yoits
WASHINGTON — The man accused of ramming a U-Haul truck into barriers near the White House earlier this week isn't a U.S. citizen, authorities said Wednesday.
Sai Varshith Kandula, a 19-year-old from suburban St. Louis, wore an orange jail-issued jumpsuit in his brief courtroom appearance — his first since the Monday incident — when prosecutors requested pre-trial detention.
A government prosecutor told the court that Kandula is not a citizen or lawful permanent resident. But later on Wednesday, a Department of Justice official clarified the open-court remarks and said Kandula does hold a green card for lawful, permanent U.S. residency.
The suspect's national origin wasn't mentioned in court.
In courtrooms across America, prosecutors and defense lawyers every day hash out charges against green card holders with deportation as a key bargaining chip. But under the circumstances of Monday night, immigration attorney Cori Alonso-Yoder said she can't foresee a scenario where Kandula would be offered any deal to remain in the U.S.
"Most likely, yes," he'll be deported if convicted, said Alonso-Yoder, who teaches law at George Washington University. "If he's convicted of those facts, then it's most likely a removable charge."
The suspect's loved ones will likely not face any repercussions from Monday night, no matter their immigration status. "It shouldn't have any impact on his family," said Alonso-Yoder. "He stands and falls on this own on this kind of charge. It doesn't open a door to any inquiry for all of his connection and their immigration status."
Kandula is accused of renting a U-Haul truck at Dulles International Airport before he crashed into a barrier on the north side of the White House at about 9:35 p.m. ET on Monday.
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I think I’m kinda with the guy in spirit. At least he’s not an apathetic sissy boy. More backbone than our sternly worded letter-writers.
But he still votes straight ticket Demonicrat.
Illegal immigrant white supremacist.
Looks like this story will disappear down the old memory hole.
Wanna bet the ink’s not dry on his green card? Jus’ thinking out loud.
How does a non lawful illegal here rent a U-Haul truck?
hell of a plan
he’s definitely a doer
Yea, we need more worthless immigrants like we need a hole in the head.
Haha! He’s illegal. No wonder the story vanished.
I didn’t say he was good at it or he thought it thru. But something to be said about not moping or complaining.
All these darker skinned White Supremacist’s running around.
White folks have gotten so lazy about their Supremacy they have to get Brown people to do it for them...
The kid isn’t exactly and Aryan Race poster child...
*poof* 5 minute news cycle dumps it down the memory hole.
“...accused of renting a U-Haul truck at Dulles International Airport...”
U-Haul has a rental counter at Dulles?
He's legal in that he has a green card. The story had to vanish because the Propaganda Media has their orders to cover up how many Indian-Americans oppose Jao Bai-din and the Democrats.
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