“These individuals were arrested on administrative immigration violations.” Nothing to do with their association with the Boston jihadis. Of course! Just like the Saudi “person of interest” was going to be deported for national security reasons that had nothing, nothing, nothing whatsoever to do with the Boston bombings! “Friends of accused Boston bomber taken into custody in New Bedford, Mass.,” by Iriving [sic] Dejohn, Joe Kemp and Rich Schapiro for the New York Daily News, April 20:
Two foreign nationals “” who are believed to be associates of the alleged Boston Marathon bombers “” were arrested Saturday on immigration violations, authorities said.
The men, identified by neighbors as 19-year-olds from Kazakhstan, drove around in a black BMW with the mock license plate, “TERRORISTA #1.”
The pair was hauled out of their New Bedford apartment in handcuffs about 3:50 p.m. The raid was carried out by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, a spokesman told the Daily News.
“These individuals were arrested on administrative immigration violations,” spokesman Ross Feinstein said in a terse statement.