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The Boston bombers and our immigration sieve

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I previously noted that the family of the Boston bombers almost certainly committed immigration fraud, a problem documented by the trend of immigration judges to increasingly rubber-stamp asylum requests. Months later, the Boston Globe gets around to asking the same questions (via Sailer).

Speaking of immigration fraud and asylum rubber-stamping, a government attorney tells me of her successful cross-examination of an asylum applicant at an immigration hearing who had claimed to demonstrate persecution because he had been "fatally injured" in a beating: "Sir, are you dead?" Nevertheless. asylum was granted; the government rarely appeals such determinations.

Related to the Boston bombers: the European press is caught trying to pin standard anti-Semitic Islamist hate literature found on the Tsarnaevs on the American right wing.

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