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Wed Oct 13, 2021, 01:38 AM

'I Am Definitely Not an Angel': Man in U.S. on Political Asylum was a Jan 6th rioter

‘I Am Definitely Not an Angel’: Man in U.S. on Political Asylum Thanks Taxpayers for His Federal Public Defender in Jan. 6 Case




A federal judge on Tuesday morning declined a request by prosecutors to sentence a man who admitted he was present inside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 to one month of home confinement. Rather, Judge Trevor McFadden decided that defendant Eliel Rosa would be sufficiently deterred from any future criminal activity by serving 12 months on probation, performing 100 hours of community service, and pay $500 in restitution.


According to court documents, Rosa, currently of Texas, is in the United States on political asylum. While being sentenced, he thanked U.S. taxpayers for footing the bill for his federal public defender.


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Michelle Peterson, Rosa’s lawyer, noted that Rosa is in the United States on political asylum and said the case carries possible immigration consequences. According to Peterson’s sentencing memorandum on Rosa’s behalf:

Mr. Rosa is 53 years old and hopes to one day become a United States citizen. He was born in a small town in Brazil, the son of a local evangelical pastor. He married his wife in 1991 in Brazil, and they had their first child in 2000. Two years later, they moved from Sao Paulo to Curitiba, where he worked for the town’s Mayor. Due to political persecution, he and his family came to Midland, Texas in 2016 at the invitation of friends who were, and still are, the pastors of a small Mexican-American church. He intended to attend Regent University. He and his wife began working with the church. He applied for asylum, and the asylum application was granted in October 2018. His asylum status put him and his family on track for obtaining green card status after two years, and potentially citizenship status after five years.

While speaking to the judge, an erudite and eloquent Rosa quoted James Madison’s Federalist 51.

“If men were angels, no government would be necessary,” Rosa quoted Madison.

“I am definitely not an angel,” the defendant admitted.

He then said he was pleased he had the “ability to repent” for his wrongdoing pursuant to the Christian faith.

“I humbly accept” whatever the judge’s final sentence would be, Rosa continued.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 01:45 AM

1. Sorry, but he should be deported. Why should we let him become a citizen when

he already tried to overthrow our government?

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Response to Coventina (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 02:01 AM

3. Trumpean Judge

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Response to Coventina (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 12:58 PM

17. Agreed. He should be deported.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 01:53 AM

2. Where are the right-wingers who can't shut up about criminal immigrants? Why the crickets now?

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 05:32 AM

10. There are lots of people who get into this country from other countries and at once become

 

oppressive to native born citizens of color, poor or LBGTQ. They come here because they know they will be accepted because of their white skin no matter what the truth is about their condition in the country from which they flee. Some are even actual sent here to do just what they do to keep the RW fanatics in an uproar. RW connections are everywhere. Some even come here to have children to anchor them here. Quite a few white females are planted here to marry and raise RW families. My nephew's wife is one of them and my nephew is a lost cause. He hates his own family and our extended family because we are mostly mixed race, mixed religion, mixed sexual identity.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 08:13 AM

12. He's white



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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 02:48 AM

4. Homeland Security should deport him after

He is convicted.

No one comes here and does that shit ever again.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 02:55 AM

5. He needs to be deported.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 03:03 AM

6. fuck this guy

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 03:47 AM

7. --

Regent university.

Cough.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 03:54 AM

8. Felony? Then IMO it should be arrivederci for him.

Sorry but as a lawful permanent resident I have little sympathy.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 05:29 AM

9. Reminder: Regent University is a Pat Robertson creation

It started off as CBN University, named for Robertson's Christian Broadcasting (cable) Network, but the name was changed to make it sound older and more prestigious.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 08:04 AM

11. Is he a lawful permanent resident?

It is not clear that he is one. This alone should disqualify him. No need to analyze the citizenship criteria. If he does not become a LPR, he can't become a citizen down the road.

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 08:22 AM

13. He's not going anywhere, because his plea deal is misdemeanor

That was part of the plea deal...

Sometimes people who are seeking political asylum have minor run-ins with the law.. Generally, they don't get deported for misdemeanors.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 08:40 AM

14. McFadden is a member of the fascist Federalist Society, was appointed by TFG.

and is letting the fascist insurrectionists skate with the most lenient sentences possible.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 10:46 AM

15. This is just so wrong on so many levels I can't quite wrap my brain around it this early in am!!

1st thought was are you f'ing kidding!!
Comes here seeking asylum from Brazil and then decides to take part in attempting to overthrow our government on Jan 6th, 2021.
And then gets slap on wrist, judge ignores prosecutors recommendation!!
WTF
For all those that have been deported this ass gets to stay!! What incentive is there for him not to do it again?
He and his family should be sent back to Brazil, smarmy little shit that he is!!
I am going to go spend time in garden now, take some frustration out on some weeds.
Ms.7wo7rees

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 12:51 PM

16. Nice of him to thank us for his public defender. Hopefully,

the immigration officials will take a careful look at him. Why was he there? Don't know, but here's his companion Jenny Cudd chuckling over it.




From his court appearance:

"Fretto also said that the defendant showed “clear signs” of violent entry — even though he didn’t directly fight with the police. She characterized the defendant as one who saw signs of chaos but kept pressing forward and ultimately entered the Capitol.


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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 01:18 PM

18. Jail him for 20 years then deport him.

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