Accused Paul Pelosi attacker David DePape could be deported after release from custody, DHS says The man accused of breaking into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s house and attacking her husband with a hammer could be deported from the U.S. after he is released from custody, the Department of Homeland Security said Thursday.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, lodged an “immigration detainer” on 42-year-old Canadian national David DePape, DHS told CNBC in a statement.
The detainer requests that the San Francisco County Jail notify ICE before DePape is done serving time so that the immigration officers can take custody of him.
ICE places immigration detainers on arrested individuals who it believes it can deport under the Immigration and Nationality Act. Records show DePape entered the U.S. through the San Ysidro point of entry on the southern border in 2008 as a temporary visitor, classified as a B-2, officials said.
DePape, in his first court appearance Tuesday, pleaded not guilty to numerous charges including attempted murder. He is currently being held without bail, with his next hearing set for Friday, his public defender said.