Egyptian Student Who ‘Threatened Trump’ Chooses to Leave the U.S. Voluntarily

Egyptian Student Who ‘Threatened Trump’ Chooses to Leave the U.S. Voluntarily


Emad El-Din Ali Mohamed Nasr El Sayed, 23, will leave the United States voluntarily after a California court granted his request for voluntary departure.

According to Hani Bushra, the 23-year-old Egyptian’s lawyer, Emad will not be deported and will not be treated by any government as someone who has been deported.

“He could have stayed and fought his case. And I am assured we would have won his case, but the price would have been that he would have stayed in detention for the time that we fought the case,” explained Bushra in a statement released to the media.

“Emad was not deported and there is no deportation order issued against him, and should not be treated by any government as someone who has been deported.”

The latest development comes days after the Immigration Court in Los Angeles had ordered El Sayed be deported.

El Sayed was arrested on the morning of 12 February 2016 for posting what authorities claimed was a death threat against Trump.

“I am willing to kill Donald Trump and serve a life sentence,” wrote El Sayed on Facebook, according to his lawyer. “[T]he whole world would thank me for doing that.”

However, charges against El Sayed for threatening Trump were quickly dropped by the authorities. Instead, his visa was revoked and he was taken to court for being in the United States without permission.

Despite the Court granting Bushra’s request for voluntary departure, El Sayed’s bond for bail was still denied. This means that El Sayed will leave the United States under escort from jail directly to New York City where he will take an EgyptAir flight back to Cairo.

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