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  •  We simply don't know their status. (0+ / 0-)

    It is unlikely that two brothers at that age would be in the U.S. together as permanent residents (green card holders) unless they immigrated with one or two parents, although it is possible.

    I suspect they are on F-1 student visas, not green cards.  Lots of falsehoods in the reporting during a big event like this.

    Your last sentence makes no sense at all.  They're foreigners!  They're terrorists!  This gives great fuel to the GOPers who want to blow up ANY legislation supported by the Obama administration, especially immigration legislation.

      •  Yes, they're now reporting that they came (0+ / 0-)

        with their parents as children, as I speculated, and that they came as refugees (or perhaps asylees, if the parents had first come to the United States as students or something like that).

        They're also reporting at the moment that they are ethnic Kyrghyzis, born in Russia, who spent time in Chechnya while their father was a Russian government official then.

        It's amazing how the reporting swirls around at a time of chaos like this.

        They're also now reporting (I just heard on MSNBC) that the entire city of Boston is effectively in lockdown.  This is unprecedented.

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