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Published On: Wed, May 1st, 2013

Boston Marathon Suspects Received Over $100k In Welfare

The Tsarnaev family received over $100,000 in welfare benefits

The Tsarnaev family received over $100,000 in welfare benefits

The Boston Herald reported that the Boston Marathon suspects and their family received more than $100,000 in taxpayer-funded welfare assistance, including cash, food stamps, and Section 8 housing from 2002 to 2012. The Boston Marathon suspects’ mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaev, who has fled to Russia, has a bench warrant for her arrest from a charge in 2011 for stealing $1,600 from a Lord & Taylor department store.

If $100,000+ in public assistance wasn’t enough to welcome the Tsarnaev family to the U.S., the Boston Herald also reported Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the oldest brother of the Boston Marathon suspects who was killed in Watertown police shoot out when his younger brother ran him over in a stolen SUV, was awarded $5,566 in educational aid to attend two different community colleges. From 2006 to 2007, Tamerlan received a total of $4,320 in combined federal grants and tuition waivers to attend Bunker Hill Community College; and in 2008, received a total of $1,246 in combined grants and work-study funds to attend Mass Bay Community College. Tamerlan’s wife, Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, also received food stamps and welfare benefits from September 2011 to November 2012.

Tamerlan’s younger brother and suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who survived, did not receive educational aid for the Department of Education, but did receive a $2,500 scholarship from the City of Cambridge. It’s not clear if he may have received other educational aid from the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth, where he attended. UMass student, who lived next door to Dzhokhar, said a “strong smell of marijuana emanated from his room throughout the school year,” but was absent on April 15, the day of the Boston Marathon bombing. Another UMass student, Andrew Glasby, called Dzhokhar a “druggie” and couldn’t believe he had “the balls to come back [after the day of the bombing] and act like nothing happened.”

While Dzhokhar recovers at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, he was said to have told “the FBI that he and his brother were inspired by the anti-US internet preaching of the radical cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki.”

As Judge Jeanine so aptly describes, while the Tsarnaev family came to live off the fat of America, and after the $100,000 plus welfare benefits are spent and gone, the mother of jihadis, Zubeidat Tsarnaev has the audacity to complain they should never have come to America. That’s right they shouldn’t have, because we don’t want you here.

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