A Texas man seeking asylum in the United States receives probation for capital riots.
- A Texas man who turned himself in three days after the Capitol riots has been sentenced to one year probation.
- Elliott Rosa, 53, is a civil society instructor in the United States seeking asylum for US citizenship.
- Asking for an insult, Rosa avoided a crime that would endanger her future citizenship.
On Jan. 6, a Texas city teacher who was convicted of a Capitol attack narrowly escaped a prison term after agreeing to an application – but despite the man’s harsh sentence, his critical immigration status could be jeopardized.
Elle Rosa, 53, pleaded guilty to paralyzing, demonstrating or picketing the capital’s capital earlier this year after admitting to entering the US capital on January 6. Which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years.
On Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden sentenced Rosa to one year of probation, 100 hours of community service and ڈالر 500 in damages. Federal prosecutors requested a one-month house arrest.
Rosa, along with her friend Jenny Kidd, entered the US capital on January 6 after attending then-President Donald Trump’s “Stop the Theft” rally, according to an insider-reviewed criminal complaint. According to court documents, the two friends originally returned to their hotel after the rally, but returned to the capital when they learned that former vice president Mike Pence had refused to reverse the election.
Rosa told authorities she was so close to the speaker’s lobby during the riot that she heard the bullet that killed Ashley Babbitt.
According to court documents, on January 9, Rosa entered her local FBI office and disguised herself to take part in the attack.
During his sentencing, McFadden said he had never heard of anyone surrendering to authorities before he was named as a suspect in a crime.
But McFadden, a former federal prosecutor and deputy assistant attorney general, advised Rosa of her unique circumstances as a civic education teacher and her unique circumstances as a refugee in the United States. According to court documents, Rosa and his wife fled political persecution in Brazil and arrived in the United States in 2016. The couple was granted political asylum in 2018 and is currently pursuing US citizenship.
Rosa’s public defender, Michelle Peterson, allegedly cited the possible consequences of her pending immigration status due to both her confession and her request for leniency. Patterson did not immediately return a request for comment from Rosa.
Appealing for corruption, Rosa avoided a crime that would pose a significant threat to any future citizenship. But a US law requiring citizens seeking “good morals” can still be enforced.
Rosa’s co-defendant, Kidd, has not yet reached an application agreement. He is currently scheduled for trial in February.