Friday, May 3, 2013
U.S. visitors with strange last names must be scrutinized closely
In the wake of the Boston marathon bombing, immigrants and tourists alike, especially those whose last names in their passports appear strange should be closely scrutinized before they are authorized to enter the United States.
Why is this so? The federal government wants to ensure that that those who are allowed to visit America will not sow chaos and violence during their stay in the American soil.
The first time the U.S. federal government had tightened screening of individuals entering the United States borders and ports took place after the 9-11 incident which killed at least 3,000 people when terrorists crashed two commercial airliners onto the Twin Towers in New York City.
Could the two bombing suspects planned the bombing a long time ago as part of their mission? Nobody can tell at this point in time. And while the younger suspect is still recuperating and not talking in a Boston hospital, extracting those bits of information that are vital in finding out the bombers' motives in the
bombing would take more time.
Reports said the elder suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, who is now dead, may have been influenced by radical Muslim extremists after he went on vacation to visit his parents in Dagestan, Russia, last year. Some of the perceptions that were played up in media reports are that he may have been brainwashed to plot
the bombing of the Boston marathon in America?
At this writing, federal investigators have yet to issue a concrete report as to whether the two suspects may have established links with the radical extremists in Dagestan, a predominantly Muslim republic in Russia.
In a CNN interview, Ruslan Tsarni, the suspects' uncle, said that the incident put a great shame to the family. In fact, he had urged his nephew to seek forgiveness from the families of those he and his late harmed.
As this developed, legal issues have cropped up following the failure of the police to read the Miranda Rights of Dzohkar Tsarnaev, 19, when he was arrested at a boat parked in a residential backyard in Watertown, Massachusettes.
In a twist of events, latest media reports said the Public Defender Office has vowed to represent the younger suspect once the Department of Justice (DOJ) has formally filed criminal charges against him in the court of law.