Saturday, April 20, 2013

Will the Boston Bombing have an impact on Immigration Reform?

Even before the perpetrators were know., Rep. Steve King was calling for a slow-down in the push for immigration reform:

Since then, the fact that the perpetrators were of Chechen origin has led more to call for a close look at the immigration bill:

Some have called amnesty "dead on arrival"

Others argued that the fact that Tsarnaez was a naturalized citizen makes it harder to link the bombing to proposed reforms:

On Thursday the "Gang of Eight" presented an overview of the bill, while Senator Jeff Sessions held his own gathering to oppose a path to citizenship:

The Senate Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on the immigration bill, with Boston a prominent topic: 

Summer Street in downtown Boston is empty as authorities hunt for the surviving marathon bombing suspect on Friday, April 19. Much of the Boston area was closed or in lockdown during the investigation and residents were asked to stay inside.

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