EPIC FAIL ALERT: DHS Failed to Deport Boston Terrorist After 2009 Assault Conviction
Criminal aliens? Not so much.
One of the Chechen terrorists who carried out the Boston Marathon bombings should have been deported years ago after a criminal conviction, as called for by U.S. immigration law.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26-year-old killed in a wild shootout with police, was a legal U.S. resident who nevertheless should have been removed from the country after a 2009 domestic violence conviction, according to a Judicial Watch source.
That means the Obama administration’s DHS division missed an opportunity to deport Tsarnaev, but did not abide by Federal immigration law and let him stay. Tsarnaev was given this special treatment, despite not having any spouse, children or dependent elder parents that he would normally have needed as “mitigating factors” in his favor.
It is an especially remarkable oversight, as his crime was committed in his first several years in the country – a more egregious violation by an immigrant. Tsarnaev came to the U.S. on a tourist visa in 2006. U.S. immigration law is clear on this subject:
Conviction of a crime involving “moral turpitude” during the first five (5) years after being admitted to the U.S. carries a penalty of deportation. “Moral turpitude” crimes include theft crimes such as burglary and possession of stolen property, or violent crimes such as assault and battery. Even if a legal resident was not sentenced to jail time, they are deportable if the crime committed could have resulted in a sentence of one year or more in jail.
Failure to enforcement immigration law against violent criminals has become a disturbing pattern during the Obama Administration. In Obama’s first 3 years alone, thousands of criminal illegal aliens were released from detention – with thousands of crimes being committed by the aliens as a result – including 19 murders and 142 rapes.
This is why SWA has always said we do not have a “broken immigration system”, but rather a broken deportation system – and never worse than under this Administration. As with the other victims of Obama’s detainee releases, had DHS followed the law and deported Tsarnaev, four people would still be alive today.
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