At Public Hearing, Sen. Grassley Blames Immigration System for Boston Bombing Case

Apr 19, 2013
1:07 PM

You know it would happen, but we really didn’t think it would be so quick, especially since the drama in the Boston area is still ongoing and chaotic. But as reported by the HuffPost’s Elise Foley, “Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), speaking at the first Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration reform Friday, tied the issue to bombings this week in Boston that were allegedly perpetrated by immigrants who had reportedly lived in the United States for years.”

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Here is what Grassley said:

Given the events of this week, it’s important for us to understand the gaps and loopholes in our immigration system. While we don’t yet know the immigration status of the people who have terrorized the communities in Massachusetts, when we find out, it will help shed light on the weaknesses of our system

How can individuals evade authorities and plan such attacks on our soil? How can we beef up security checks on people who wish to enter the U.S.? How do we ensure that people who wish to do us harm are not eligible for benefits under the immigration laws, including this new bill before us?