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Chechen seeks McCain's help via Twitter
Musa Khadzhimuratov is interviewed by Voice of America over Skype regarding FBI investigation of the Boston bombing. (VOA)
In his tweets, which he apparently hoped the Republican senator would see, he calls for help in obtaining citizenship, claiming he was unfairly classified as a terrorist by the Citizenship and Immigration Service.
"I came to the U.S.A. in 2004 as a refugee with my wife and two kids; I worked as bodyguard to Chechen Vice President during 1996-99 years.
"USCIS (Citizenship and Immigration Service) now calls me a terrorist. I've lived here seven years; my SSI (Social Security Income) is cut.
"I don't have money for a lawyer to fix my case; I just can't understand one thing. Why did government bring us here and then separate my family? They made terrorist of me, and my wife and kids became American. What can I do in a wheelchair?
A link to the Khadzhimuratov Twitter account was forwarded to McCain's Washington office, which did not respond to requests for comment as of late Thursday afternoon.