WASHINGTON — One of three college students arrested Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombings case was allowed to return to the United States from Kazakhstan in January despite not having a valid student visa, a federal law enforcement official told The Associated Press.(Snip)Federal authorities on Wednesday arrested three college friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a bombing suspect, including Azamat Tazhayakov, a friend and classmate of Tsarnaev´s at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Tazhayakov left the U.S. in December and returned Jan. 20. But in early January, his student-visa status was terminated because he was academically dismissed from the university,
Comments: U.S. Customs and Border Protection admits it was unaware he was no longer in school when he was let back in.
Come on in! Don´t worry about that visa thing. We can´t spell Kazakhstan anyway. And here, take this absentee ballot for your next trip abroad. Our boss, Janet Napolitano, wants everyone to vote. Just be sure to mail it in on time. Hey, how do ya say "Adios, amigo" in Kazak?
The government has all sorts of laws and regulations regarding foreign students, but they are not worth a hill of beans when you have a liberal administration running Homeland Security that simply allows aliens by the millions to walk right into the USA, because there is no indication that the aliens pose a national security of public safety threat.
That´s not the way the immigration laws are supposed to be administered and enforced. Aliens who come here as foreign students are non-immigrants who are only supposed to be allowed to stay in the USA if they are abiding by all the foreign student regulations, and primary to all that is that the aliens are full time students attending the school that they were admitted to the country to attend.
This liberal administration does not enforce the immigration laws and regulations and simply allows non compliant aliens to stay here and do what they wish, until they commit some serious crime, and only then do they become eligible to be considered for removal from the USA as an exception to the essentially de-facto amnesty that the administration has decided to put in place for just about any alien who makes it into the USA.
A friend worked for an overseas office of an American company. He had to present himself at the local police station, along with his passport, every few weeks in order to be allowed to stay in the country.
These jihadists are coming into the country without visas? Is this another program to turn a blind eye to illegals (just like the Southern border)? Barry & his administration honchos are utter incompetents.
It´s Boston, what else would you expect? Someone really needs to take a close look at this city/state and ask the question....why do the enemies of my country feel free to live in, and attack from, this state?
The bottom line is Obama acts when congress fails to act, thereby enforcing his own law while ignoring and making a dead letter of duly passed and signed laws such as DOMA and the immigration laws which he refuses to enforce. If other branches of government do not soon assert their power the shredding of the constitution will be complete. All the power of government is directed to controlling not protecting the citizens. Millionaires and Billionaires means anyone who is not yet dependent on the government.
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rod reese, 5/2/2013 8:18:59 AM (No. 9306738)
TSA is a friggin joke. Its an employment program for wannabe cops. Who have they ever saved from anything? But they enjoy using all the stuff they take from you. If your shampoo bottle is too big they´re happy to take it home and use it. Baggage handlers will steal from your suitcases. And customs officials are not much better. I came through customs 2 days ago and my line took about 30 minutes longer than other lines because the idiot in charge of that line was an idiot. but he was a minority. so all is well.
I mean by that -- the politicians in Chicago hire political cronies -- called patronage workers to fill prominent positions in the goooooberment. They are usually not qualified -- but -- they are valuable to the politicians -- so WE the people of Chicago -- in most cases Illinois -- have to deal with incompetence. If WE complain -- suddenly the "inspectors" are at our door to check for violations.
I believe most of obama´s appointees fall in that category which explains the failures coming at US from all sides. That includes obamacare, Benghazi, Boston Bombing and I suspect the southern border....
The "real" politicians in DC have to be on their guard and protect US from obama as much as they can till WE can get rid of him and his ilk....
We must not look to this administration to keep America safe. Their only goal is furthering their agenda. They have proved this by their ongoing failure to secure our borders and enforce present immigration laws. Obama and his administration will accept more collateral damage as a price they are willing to pay in order to fundamentally change this country.
When fundamental Christians are tagged as extremists and Muslims are a protected class, bad things are going to happen. Anyone with a brain knows there is only one major religion that encourages murder and that is Islam. Obama said he will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction. The ugly direction I believe to which he is referring is any scrutiny of Muslims by the government. DHS understands this and acts accordingly.
Our country needs to 1) Halt all immigration from Muslim nations. 2) Round up all 15000 people here on a student visa who are not in school. 3) Make all students here on a visa put up $5000 in escrow to pay for their ticket back home the minute they stop going to school. 4) Fine all colleges one million dollars for each violation of not informing Immigration when a student here on visa goes missing. 5) No welfare entitlements for any immigrant until they have been in this country without a criminal record for at least 10 years.
A young couple (married) that I know went to work in the Middle East. They had to prove that they were married -- papers from the officiant at the ceremony, the town, the county, the state, and the US Department of State (no less)...all grommeted together as only the Middle Eastern paperpushers require.
Until this paper was in hand, the husband had to leave the country or face a $500/day fine.
INS: Are you a student? Illegal immigrant: No, I was expelled from school. INS: So why are you here? Illegal immigrant: To help undermine the American way of life. INS: Anything else? Illegal Immigrant: To help overwhelm the US system a la Cloward & Piven and see the ultimate collapse of America. INS: Anything else? Illegal Immigrant: Vote Democrat. INS: Why didn’t you say so? Welcome to America.
We have a horrid organization called the TSA; they are ignorant and arrogant handlers of our security; they have no common sense, and they do nothing to make Americans safer. Rather they create long suffering lines for the travelers, and they are paid way too much. Now we learn that we give welfare to terrorists, we let them freely leave and enter our country, and we give them more rights than our US citizens, and when they are part of a plot to kill us, we hire them expensive lawyers. Golly, when are we going to put grown ups in charge again? Janet, do you have a handle on any of this?
And no one has even questioned 0bama about the suspicious Saudi who was brought down by people at the bomb site because he was acting strangely. Why did 0bama meet with the Saudi´s and then immediately let this man leave the country to go back to Saudi Arabia? Another student. When are we going to wise up about the terrorists who come here on student visas?
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Silly Old Me, 5/2/2013 9:58:18 AM (No. 9306986)
Want more funding, Homeland Security? Cancel the ammunition purchases! That should give you plenty of funds to do your damn job!
FTA: The disclosure was another instance of possible lapses by the federal government in the months before the Boston bombings.
The Obama years will forever be known for their lapses. I just hope we actually see an end to the Obama years, and I just hope we are still the America in which I was born.
I don´t want to wish my life away, but I´m ready for January 21, 2017, and a new, very-conservative President who has won in a landslide. I hope he has a bunch of bills the new Republican Congress has passed since they were sworn in on January 2, 2017, which he can sign before the traditional lunch after the Inauguration, and that every one of them reverses everything Obama tried to do to destroy our country and its values.
Maybe, if we are lucky, Joe Biden will be the president between now and then because Obama was impeached. I know Biden is a fool and a clown, but I think he is a real American and does care about the country. I just don´t see how we are going to survive until 2016 if we don´t see some real testosterone in the Republican Party soon.
C´mon, give DHS a break. Due to the Sequester they had to allocate resources based on the Obama administration´s priorities, so most of DHS´s personnel were investigating Evangelical Christians, the NRA, anti-abortion activists, Benghazi conspiracy theorists and other right-wing groups who Obama, Holder, Napolitano and ValJar consider to be the REAL threat, rather than "protecting us from enemies, both foreign and domestic".
Besides, once they removed “jihadist”, “Islamism”, “terrorist”, “illegal alien” and other applicable – but politically incorrect – words and phrases from the DHS lexicon, what did you think would happen?
Obama is pushing a big time political agenda through his "immigration reform and "path to citizenship" initiatives.
Obama knows that the wimpy Republicans are spooked because only about 27% of the so-called Hispanic vote went their way. As a result, the liberal Democrats have introduced their "whole enchilada" amnesty in the Congress and hope that the Republicans will cave, believing that Hispanics will love them for giving the liberal Democrats political cover to pass a massive amnesty and "path to citizenship" for 11 to 20 million illegal aliens, the vast majority of who would eventually register as Democrat voters.
All that is fool´s gold for the Republicans, whose share of the Hispanic vote may go up a couple of percentage points, while at the same time the Democrats would eventually pick up tens of millions of new foreign born social oriented voters. The Republicans would be committing long-term political suicide if they facilitated that.
What a country...the president is suspected of being a foreigner and therefore illegally occupying the job he now holds...the senior members of the democratic party know he is illegal but it suits their agenda so they are also guilty of perpetrating the fraud, the head of the justice dept. violates the law at every turn and the president excuses him with executive privilege, the EPA´s entire structure is insisting on over regulating the country into impotence, the homeland security head could not find her ample butt with both hands and constantly lies almost as much as the president to cover up their stupidity and incompetence, the TSA are a bunch of useless dodo´s who couldn´t find a ´terrorist´ if he carried his picture with ´terrorist´ on his chest, the speaker of the democratic senate has more shady deals than a card dealer in a slut house, the former sec. of state lies with impunity but very badly and you can see her lips move, the new sec. of state (says he served in Vietnam) and is an accomplished liar and as anti Military as they come. Lied about his purple hearts, his medical records and his original discharge from the Navy for conferring with the North Vietnamese and Vietcong, the health secretary issues morning after pills to children 15 years old, our school system cranks out kids that can´t read, write or count beyond their fingers and toes,... everything else is rapidly roaring down hill...Do I sound disappointed and bitter? Vietnam Veteran with over 30 years service...
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I have to admit, I’m stumped. Either something fairly important happened yesterday in Washington, or as readers of The Dallas Morning News might say, “I have no idea what you mean.” News reports, mostly from the right-of-center media, would indicate a 50-year IRS employee, recently retired as a tax specialist, testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Carter Hull, we’re told, said the inappropriate screening of tea party-related applications reached at least the office of the IRS chief counsel, one of two political appointees in the building. You remember the IRS scandal, right?
The brother of Trayvon Martin, whose shooting death by George Zimmerman gained international attention over the past year, is currently serving as an intern for Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., her office confirmed to NBC News. A Florida jury found Zimmerman not guilty of of 2nd degree murder and manslaughter on July 13. Zimmerman says he shot the teen in self defense. Martin’s brother Jahvaris Fulton attends Florida International University in Miami, Fla., (Snip) According to Wilson´s office, Fulton is also part of the 5000 Roll Models of Excellence Project.
In 2005 the Florida legislator enacted statute 776.032. “Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable use of force.” This immunity statute is often erroneously referred to as Florida’s Stand-Your-Ground (SYG) law, even by lawyers, judges, and law professors who ought to know better.(Snip)In fact, SYG is a different statute entirely, 776.013(3). Although many states have adopted some form of self-defense immunity law, Florida’s is remarkably broad in many respects. It provides not only immunity from both civil liability and criminal prosecution, but even from arrest in instances that lack probable cause
In the aftermath of the acquittal of George Zimmerman, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton and Ben Jealous of the NAACP are calling on the black community to rise up in national protest. Yet they know — and Barack Obama, whose silence speaks volumes, knows — nothing is going to happen. "Stand-Your-Ground" laws in Florida and other states are not going to be repealed. George Zimmerman is not going to be prosecuted for a federal "hate crime" in the death of Trayvon Martin. The result of all this ginned-up rage that has produced vandalism and violence
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Gotta figure her lead would be even bigger without Joe Miller in the field here. Her nomination for the taking? Alaska should be a top tier pick up opportunity for Senate Republicans next year…but their top choice of a candidate is Sarah Palin. 36% of GOP primary voters in the state say they’d like Palin to be their standard bearer against Mark Begich to 26% for Mead Treadwell, 15% for Dan Sullivan, and 12% for Joe Miller.
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