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DHS Keeps Boston Bombersí Immigration Records Secret
Judicial Watch ^ | May 16, 2013

Posted on 05/16/2013 10:23:08 AM PDT by jazusamo

Surprise, surprise the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rejected the media’s requests for the immigration records of the Boston Marathon bombers, likely because they contain information that could further embarrass the government.

After all, the feds ignored critical warnings from Russia about the older Chechen terrorist (Tamerlan Tsarnaev) and the FBI even kept the information from Boston Police, which could have kept a closer eye on him. Additionally, Judicial Watch reported days after the bombings that Tamerlan, 26, and not a U.S. citizen could have been deported years ago after a criminal arrest.

Adding insult to injury, the other bomber, little brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was rewarded with American Citizenship on September 11, 2012 in Boston, according to a JW source. The 19-year-old was granted asylum in Arlington Virginia on September 27, 2002, JW’s source reveals. This week a mainstream media outlet reports that Dzhokhar left a note claiming responsibility for the bombings as retaliation for America’s actions against Muslims.

Americans have the right to know how their government handled the immigration applications of these two Muslim terrorists. At least that’s the argument used by the Boston newspaper that requested the information from DHS. The paper asked for the records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), a tool often used by Judicial Watch to force transparency in government. In fact, JW is also investigating the Boston bombings and has filed several FOIAs in the case.

As is the common in many of these situations, obtaining records will be an uphill battle because the government can utilize a number of excuses to withhold information from the public. In this particular case, DHS is claiming an exemption in federal law that shields records or information “compiled for law enforcement purposes, the release of which could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings.”

In a rejection letter to the paper, the senior director of FOIA operations at DHS writes that he has determined that the records are part of an open and ongoing law enforcement investigation. “Accordingly, those documents are being withheld,” he says. The DHS FOIA director did not elaborate on how the release of the terrorists’ civil immigration records could possibly interfere with the criminal probe, especially in the case of the dead brother.

Thankfully, the media and independent watchdog groups like JW work to keep the government in check by using important tools like FOIA as well as the legal system. The job is getting tougher and tougher because the Obama administration is using unprecedented intimidation tactics behind the scenes. This includes using the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a political tool against conservative groups like JW and unscrupulous spying on a major news conglomerate (Associated Press).


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; criminalaliens; dhs; ice; illegals; immigration; judicialwatch; jw; napolitano; obama; terrorism; tsarnaev
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DHS, Napolitano and her boss are not protecting the American public against terrorists and illegal aliens.
1 posted on 05/16/2013 10:23:08 AM PDT by jazusamo
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Article in todays Washington Times regarding criminal illegal aliens:

Final tally: DHS released 622 criminals as part of sequester

2 posted on 05/16/2013 10:24:52 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: penelopesire

ping

“In a rejection letter to the paper, the senior director of FOIA operations at DHS writes that he has determined that the records are part of an open and ongoing law enforcement investigation. “Accordingly, those documents are being withheld,” he says. The DHS FOIA director did not elaborate on how the release of the terrorists’ civil immigration records could possibly interfere with the criminal probe, especially in the case of the dead brother. “


3 posted on 05/16/2013 10:27:07 AM PDT by thouworm (Steyn: They let [Stevens] die, and then told lies over his coffin.They did that to one of their own.)
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To: jazusamo

Like the DHS release of the felons to predate on innocent
Americans, like the DHS keeping the borders open
and lying about it,

this too DECLARES which side the DHS was on in this War

— with the Constitution hanging by a string.


4 posted on 05/16/2013 10:31:25 AM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: thouworm

You can bet your white rear end that BIG DUDE would be burning rubber down to the frauds in the MSM to release the info if the bomber was a white radical. This REGIME main concern is GETTING EVEN WITH WHITIE, not in protecting this country.


5 posted on 05/16/2013 10:34:12 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: jazusamo; Tennessee Nana; Liz; TADSLOS; EXCH54FE; GeronL; Travis McGee; stephenjohnbanker; ...
RE :”Surprise, surprise the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rejected the media’s requests for the immigration records of the Boston Marathon bombers, likely because they contain information that could further embarrass the government. “

Obama’s Dreamers ping!

6 posted on 05/16/2013 10:34:39 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Diogenesis

I don’t like to sound conspiratorial, and am not a “truther”, but I can’t be the only one that finds it a bit disturbing that twelve years after 9/11 we still haven’t been told who placed massive short calls on US airline companies just hours before the terrorist attack.


7 posted on 05/16/2013 10:35:35 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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8 posted on 05/16/2013 10:37:57 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo
MOST. TRANSPARENT. EVER!


9 posted on 05/16/2013 10:40:04 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: jazusamo
Imagine 100,000 muslim jihadis here on H-1B, L-1, refugee and expired student visas working in power plants, fertilizer factories, refineries, chemical manufacturers, hospitals, utilities, dams, pharmaceutical formulators, web hub server farms, municipal water supply facilities, sewage treatment plants, meat packing and food processing plants, driving HazMat trucks...

Remember when the Vietcong took over Huế? They were able to round up every single government official, march them off into the jungle and kill them all in a single night

They knew exactly where they lived, who they visited, where they shopped and where they ate dinner, and when.

How you ask?

The cabbies had been providing the data on their every move for years in advance.

Soooo, where do most of the cabbies in your berg come from? In Washington DC, it's Somalia...

Just because we've forgotten the lessons of Huế and the lessons of the Sapoy Rebellion's "The Perfect Day" (scrubbed from Wiki, by the way) doesn't mean our enemies have.

10 posted on 05/16/2013 10:42:01 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: jazusamo

Accept the reality that any and all measures have been and will continue to be used in order to shield the Obamassiah from any and all consequences. Nothing sticks to teflon. - Never fear - Matthews and crowd have only had a temporary enlightenment on the corruption of Obama. The “Tingler” will come around in - as Carville said - oh, about 30 days. Then it will be back to the media’s usual “liberal Democrat protection mode” come hell or high water. - Ends/Means; you know the drill.


11 posted on 05/16/2013 10:46:45 AM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: sickoflibs

Probably7 because the dead terrorist should have been deported...

he was ineligible to be naturalized an American citizen...

he did something to keep him from that status...

that same something would be something to get him deported...

and yet he flew back and forth to Russia..

You dont get refused American citizenship and then get to stay...


12 posted on 05/16/2013 10:47:42 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: jazusamo; OwenKellogg; bunster; thouworm; maggief; onyx; AllAmericanGirl44; ConservativeMan55; ...

Boston Bombing Ping!


13 posted on 05/16/2013 10:48:31 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: null and void

Well said and all too true.

This could and/or may well turn into a hellish nightmare for us one day. I read that the Boston terrorist captured in the boat left a scrawled message something like “you attack one Muslim you attack us all.” There are surely many more just like him.


14 posted on 05/16/2013 10:48:47 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: sickoflibs

plus the family were supposed to be here on emergency visas as refugees...

and yet they went home to the country they “fled” from...


15 posted on 05/16/2013 10:50:04 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: jazusamo; Liz

Many fly to Mexico and then come through the border pretending to be Hispanic illegal aliens...

They blend in Spanish speaking and all...

Theres no telling how many terrorist cells are here...

and remember there are tunnels under the border...

they could bring all kinds of bombs and weapons into the US...

and they have proven they can purchase and use everyday items to kill us...

3 people 3,000 people they dont care...

they are Moslems killing non-Moslems just like their koran written by Mo’ Ham Maid/Made tells them too...


16 posted on 05/16/2013 10:56:09 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: penelopesire
Why?


17 posted on 05/16/2013 11:00:11 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: jazusamo
Instead of deporting criminals and future terrorists they are busy fighting the asylum granted to a German family of homeschoolers. Even though their asylum was initially approved, the government stepped in and has fought them in court continually since then - spending tens of thousands of dollars and the time of many top level DOJ attorneys.

To the Obama administration chasing a family of Christian homeschoolers out of the country is more important than deporting a criminal terrorist.

18 posted on 05/16/2013 11:00:18 AM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: MestaMachine

Can’t have any embarrassment to the socialist regime. Plus...they relish in pissing us off.


19 posted on 05/16/2013 11:03:07 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: penelopesire

Like your tagline.


20 posted on 05/16/2013 11:06:59 AM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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