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  •  Does she live outside the US now? (0+ / 0-)

    Look, I'm all for sensible immigration reform, but any attempt by her or the father to enter into the U.S. should be disallowed. They shouldn't even be allowed to step off the plane.

    •  Both parents live in Russia (3+ / 0-)

      but are separated, per the Boston Globe.

      The mother especially sounds like a treat. I hope she has legal counsel (US-trained); it occurs to me that if she comes to the US, she may be subject to vigorous interrogation and possible indictment as a co-conspirator. There is a report this evening that the older brother called her after they killed the MIT cop.

      She, on the other hand, seems to think that if she shows up she can prove that they were framed and entirely innocent. Maybe Orly Taitz will represent her on that.

      •  I thought I heard that both the parents were (2+ / 0-)
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        lawyers in their country of origin. The laws are obviously different, but she certainly knows how to do research. It seems neither parent will remain silent.

          •  Thanks for the link, Avila. (1+ / 0-)
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            I think I read it too fast to get all the particulars, but it seems to draw a picture of a very dysfunctional family that only used their political/religious differences as a basis for those differences. And it has been my opinion since information about the young men has been revealed that the older one led the younger one in dealing with their feelings of abandonment. From Dr. Cole's article, it seems the parents were living in fear because of the father's previous job, and the sons (at least the older one) didn't understand, and perhaps the parents were unable to explain, or just plain unavailable to him (them). I must admit that I'm really torn about the younger one. When his parents left the country, it seems he needed to cling to his brother. And now that brother is dead, he's alone and facing a zero future. OTOH, what they did (and he was an obvious willing participant) is so horrendous. This whole thing just sucks!

    •  Naturalized citizens (0+ / 0-)

      Weren't the parents and younger son naturalized at the same time?

      I think there was a media report somewhere that the father urged Tamerlan to return to the U.S. and get citizenship. That's when Tamerlan was in Russia and considering not returning to the U.S.

      I have no idea if this is what really happened.

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