Friday, April 19, 2013
One of the Chechen Islamic terrorists who carried out the Boston Marathon bombings could have been deported years ago after a criminal conviction
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26-year-old killed in a wild shootout with police, was a legal U.S. resident who never the less could have been removed from the country after a 2009 domestic violence conviction. This means that the Obama administration missed an opportunity to deport Tsarnaev because they didn’t feel that he represented a big enough threat. Adding insult to injury, the other bomber, little brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was rewarded with American Citizenship on September 11, 2012 in Boston. The 19-year-old, who is still on the run, was granted asylum in Arlington Virginia on September 27, 2002.