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FBI Changes Its Story On Tracking Of Tamerlan

From a rapidly re-writing New York Times:

F.B.I. Interview Led Homeland Security to Hold Up Citizenship for One Brother

By JULIA PRESTON | April 20, 2013

Department of Homeland Security officials decided in recent months not to grant an application for American citizenship by Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of two brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings, after a routine background check revealed that he had been interviewed in 2011 by the F.B.I., federal officials said on Saturday…

It had been previously reported that Mr. Tsarnaev’s application might have been held up because of a domestic abuse episode. But the officials said that it was the record of the F.B.I. interview that threw up red flags and halted, at least temporarily, Mr. Tsarnaev’s citizenship application.

Federal law enforcement officials reported on Friday that the F.B.I. interviewed Mr. Tsarnaev in January 2011 at the request of the Russian government, which suspected that he had ties to Chechen terrorists.

The officials pointed to the decision to hold up that application as evidence that his encounter with the F.B.I. did not fall through the cracks in the vast criminal and national security databases that the Department of Homeland Security and the F.B.I. review as a standard requirement for citizenship. The application, which Mr. Tsarnaev presented on Sept. 5, also prompted “additional investigation” of him this year by federal law enforcement agencies, according to the officials. They declined to say how far that examination had progressed or what it covered.

But doesn’t this revision make the FBI look even more inept? How could they have started an additional investigation of him this year, and not find any record of his six month trip to Dagestan or his posting of Muslim terrorist YouTubes?

Clearly, the FBI never found any of those things, or Tamerlan would have been an immediate suspect when the bombings occurred. Especially once they had photos of the suspects.

Besides, why was his brother given citizenship on September 11th despite all the information they had available to them on both brothers?

The handling of Mr. Tsarnaev’s application could be crucial for the Obama administration in the Senate debate that began this week over a bipartisan bill, which the president supports, for a sweeping immigration overhaul…

Some Republicans skeptical of the bill have said they will watch the Boston bombings investigation to see if it reveals security lapses in the immigration system that should be closed before Congress proceeds to other parts of the bill, including a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants…

Which is exactly why it is so important to rewrite what happened. The FBI has to be made to look more ‘on the ball,’ or this could hurt amnesty.

After all, we’re supposed to believe that the government is going to do background checks on 11 million illegal aliens before giving them citizenship.

The record of the F.B.I. interview was enough to cause Homeland Security to hold up Mr. Tsarnaev’s application. He presented those papers several weeks after he returned from a six-month trip overseas, primarily to Russia, and only six days after his brother, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, had his own citizenship application approved…

Late last year, Homeland Security officials contacted the F.B.I. to learn more about its interview with Tamerlan Tsarnaev, federal law enforcement officials said. The F.B.I. reported its conclusion that he did not present a threat.

In other words, they asked him if he was a terrorist, and he said no. Mind you, this is after he had already posted terrorist videos on his YouTube account. And after he had just come back from six months in the terrorist hotbed of Dagestan.

At that point, Homeland Security officials did not move to approve the application nor did they deny it, but they left it open for “additional review.” …

Notice they were just delaying his citizenship. They weren’t going to deny it. Heck, if Tamerlan had lived he would probably get his US citizenship, and an eventual teaching position at one of our more prestigious universities.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s record also showed that he had been involved in an episode of domestic violence in 2009. His father, Anzor, said in an interview on Friday in the Russian republic of Dagestan, where he lives, that Tamerlan had an argument with a girlfriend and that he “hit her lightly.” …

Hopefully, he followed the lessons on how to properly beat your wife, which are posted on the website of the mosque he attended in Cambridge.

Under immigration law, certain domestic violence offenses can disqualify an immigrant from becoming an American citizen, and perhaps expose him to deportation. But the Homeland Security review found that while Mr. Tsarnaev was arrested, he was not convicted in the episode. The law requires a serious criminal conviction in a domestic violence case for officials to initiate deportation, federal officials said.

Both Tsarnaev brothers came to the United States and remained here legally under an asylum petition in 2002 by their father, who claimed he feared for his life because of his activities in Chechnya. Both sons applied for citizenship after they had been living here as legal permanent residents for at least five years, as the law requires.

Yes, the family were so afraid for their lives, that the parents soon moved right back to the same place. And Tamerlan went to visit them there.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, April 22nd, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “FBI Changes Its Story On Tracking Of Tamerlan”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Famous But Incompetent

    You should, by now, be getting a clear picture that Washington serves itself – not you – and the whole federal apparatus is involved in some kind of struggle that had nothing to do with our Nation.

    10 square miles called ‘The District’ is at war with something other than what we can see

  2. Mithrandir says:

    BILL CLINTON KNEW ABOUT OSAMA BIN LADENyet didn’t even bother to have him interviewed, detained, or jailed. Yet, later he claimed he was “obsessed” with finding Bin Laden.
    I can’t find the audio file on NewsMax anymore, but: http://clintoncrimes.tripod.com/ClintonsBinLadenGateMotherofallScandals/id4.html

    FBI knew arabs were learning to fly planes, without needing to know how to land, pre-911.

    Russia tipped us off these 2 guys were bad BUT they were allowed in the country anyway, BUT THEIR CITIZENSHIP PAPERWORK WAS HELD UP. Wow! All hail government! We let terrorists in, know they are terrorists, but will just slow down their paperwork. ~well done.

    Obama’s 50,000 / year DIVERSITY LOTTERY. I wonder how many people are investigated before they are given their green cards?

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