Man who tried to hurt Trump at rally not in US legally
LAS VEGAS–Immigration officials say a British man who told authorities he wanted to kill Donald Trump at a Las Vegas rally had stayed in the U.S. about nine months more than he was allowed.
Officials with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday that 20-year-old Michael Sandford was admitted to the U.S. on June 2, 2015, under the Visa Waiver program.
The program allows people from certain low-risk countries to travel to the U.S. for 90 days or less without obtaining a visa.
He overstayed that period, and was living out of his car.
Sandford was arrested Saturday. Authorities say he grabbed for an officer’s gun at a Trump campaign stop. He faces a federal criminal charge of an act of violence on restricted grounds.
A judge declined to release Sandford on bail, saying he poses a risk to the community. Immigration officials have requested that they be notified before he’s released from custody so they can take possible action against him for the immigration violation.