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How Close Was Tamerlan Tsarnaev To Becoming A U.S. Citizen?08:13

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Newly released immigration files from the Department of Homeland Security raise questions about why Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Ibragim Todashev were granted legal residency in the United States, and whether U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services missed key warning signs in Tsarnaev's case for citizenship.


Maria Sacchetti, immigration reporter for The Boston Globe.  She tweets @mariasacchetti.


The Boston Globe: Federal Files Leave Questions About Marathon Bomber, Friend

  • "Tamerlan Tsarnaev passed the US citizenship test three months before he and his younger brother detonated two bombs at the Boston Marathon, according to federal immigration records obtained under the Freedom of Information Act."

This segment aired on February 29, 2016.

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