The latest spin put on the tragic personal life of Tamerlan Tsarnaev before he was a bomber is that poor Tamerlan could no longer compete in the Golden Gloves because he was not an American citizen. Presumably after the new "immigration reform" becomes law future aspiring boxers, even those who as in Tamerlan's case treat the spouse as a sparring partner, will be liberated from the onerous obligation of having to obey the law or force deportation or denial of citizenship. One might point out that Tamerlan enjoyed a real advantage over many of his opponents, and most Americans for that matter, because he didn't have to bother about the mundane business of earning a living. He could devote full time to his training when he wasn't vacationing abroad because he and the rest of his parasitic family sucked more than $100,000 from the US taxpayers.
The Boston Herald reports the family struck gold in the form of cash, food stamps and Section 8 housing from 2002 to 2012. The Massachusetts House Post Audit and Oversight Committee has obtained over 500 documents from the state and according to state Rep. David Linsky (D-Natick), the committee’s chairman the details will be made public.
“I can assure members of the public that this committee will actively review every single piece of information we can find because clearly the public has a substantial right to know what benefits, if any, this family or individuals accused of some horrific crimes were receiving,”
I think when the full story of the Tsarnaev family is known a vote for immigration reform won't be a safe vote for any senator facing the voters in 2014.