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Boston Suspects' Background Threatens To Derail Immigration Bill
LATimes ^ | April 19, 2013 | Lisa Mascaro

Posted on 04/19/2013 7:54:34 PM PDT by Steelfish

Boston Suspects' Background Threatens To Derail Immigration Bill Some Republicans voice second thoughts about immigration reform legislation in light of the revelation that the Boston bombing suspects are ethnic Chechens who came to the U.S. from Russia.

“Given the events of this week, it's important for us to understand the gaps and loopholes in our immigration system,” Sen. Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said at a hearing on the immigration reform bill.

By Lisa Mascaro April 19, 2013 WASHINGTON — The background of the Boston bombing suspects quickly emerged Friday as a potential hurdle to immigration reform, as renewed fears of terrorism gave conservative opponents a fresh argument against a proposed new law.

"Given the events of this week, it's important for us to understand the gaps and loopholes in our immigration system," Sen. Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said at a hearing.

"How can individuals evade authorities and plan such attacks on our soil?" he asked. "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?"

Conservative commentators echoed Grassley.

The proposed law's "sponsors should delay debate on the bill until there is a full and complete account of how the children who became terrorists came into the country," wrote Hugh Hewitt, a radio host, referring to the brothers who are suspected of planting two bombs at the Boston Marathon that killed three people and injured more than 170.

After it became known that the older brother had died in a shootout with police, Ann Coulter tweeted: "It's too bad Suspect # 1 won't be able to be legalized by Marco Rubio, now."

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; amnesty; criminalaliens; cueviolin; derailed; immigration; immigrationreform; importingchaos; importingterror; terrorists; tsarnaev
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1 posted on 04/19/2013 7:54:34 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

No $h!t Chuck!!!


2 posted on 04/19/2013 7:55:59 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Steelfish

Gee, to bad.


3 posted on 04/19/2013 7:56:27 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: Steelfish

It should! It should at least provide cover for the spineless GOPers who didn’t feel they could pipe up and resist. Let’s see if they are able to work with that,,doubt it,,but I can hope.


4 posted on 04/19/2013 7:57:01 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: Steelfish

The “Gang of 8 Buffoons” need to put the veil back over that garbage and send it home to mama.


5 posted on 04/19/2013 7:57:34 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: doc1019

well we only have 30 million more to deal with!
Who’s gonna be maimed and die next just because
Liberals wanna be the nice guy!
Every liberal Democrat should be searchin his soul!


6 posted on 04/19/2013 7:58:26 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Steelfish
Watch Obama continue with the insanity, doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result.
7 posted on 04/19/2013 7:58:31 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: Steelfish

I kinda doubt it. The Useful Idiots in charge these days can’t, no, WON’T see the forest for the trees!


8 posted on 04/19/2013 7:58:40 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Steelfish

Hugely terrible week for libs. I’m gonna go celebrate now.


9 posted on 04/19/2013 7:58:49 PM PDT by matt1234 (The NRA: Redefining "Too big to fail.")
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To: Steelfish

2 effin’ bad


10 posted on 04/19/2013 7:58:57 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Steelfish

Wow, I am SO sorry about that...

The Boston bo****** was more than horrible, but the incident shone a light on the two TOP MSM/Obama discussions of the past two weeks. It has (or should have) greatly weakened the Leftward leaning immigration and 2nd amendment arguments.


11 posted on 04/19/2013 7:59:02 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Steelfish

Pit-y!


12 posted on 04/19/2013 7:59:57 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: Conserev1

All you will get from a lib is “whoops”.


13 posted on 04/19/2013 8:01:01 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: matt1234

Sounds good to me!!!!!!!!!
All forign aid gone, borders closed, all visas denied!
Go home to your own country!
You have bled America to death> We don’t need or want you here!


14 posted on 04/19/2013 8:01:03 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Steelfish

15 posted on 04/19/2013 8:01:07 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Steelfish

Ya know McCain is all chagrined that o IS “ANGRY” over the fate of gun bill.

I’d must rather see them both “chagrined and angry” than FReepers upset and demoralized that we have lost the country.

We need a win now and then!!


16 posted on 04/19/2013 8:01:32 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Steelfish

Well, as the libtards says, “If it’ll save just one life.....”


17 posted on 04/19/2013 8:01:35 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: Steelfish

I want to know about all the welfare, section 8, food stamps, subsidies this family got in Cambridge since the time they moved there.

I know one of the sons got at least a $1500 scholarship from the city of Cambridge. What else did the family get? Oh yes, $1600+ worth of clothing stolen from Lord & Taylor.


18 posted on 04/19/2013 8:01:59 PM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: Steelfish

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/232923-obama-makes-election-year-change-in-immigration-policy


19 posted on 04/19/2013 8:02:16 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Steelfish

The “never let a good crisis go to waste” could take a turn, huh?


20 posted on 04/19/2013 8:03:23 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Steelfish

Awwwww.... isn’t that just too damn bad?


21 posted on 04/19/2013 8:03:31 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: matt1234

Left Rights-—When a women has the right to kill another human being, (just because it happens to be in her womb.) (Which also happened to be there by a chosen right).
It’s GUNG-HO.
But when comes to law biding American citizens the right to bear arms.
It’s GUNS-NO!


22 posted on 04/19/2013 8:03:47 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: Steelfish
It is my hope that more that were on the fence are awake now. Immigration reform needs to be put on the skids. Maybe a few woke up to their 2nd amendment rights. Time to wake up.....
23 posted on 04/19/2013 8:04:01 PM PDT by averagemo
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To: Steelfish
When the marathon bombing first happened, the thought crossed my mind that it would negatively impact the immigration amnesty bill.

There was never a doubt in my mind that the bombers would turn out to be foreign born radicals.

24 posted on 04/19/2013 8:04:29 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Proud2BeRight
America's Chechens... photo 1714484_zps17100373.jpg
25 posted on 04/19/2013 8:04:46 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: Steelfish

LOL Guess somebody didn’t get the message that we aren’t supposed to jump to conclusions (unless we’re blaming conservatives) or label any whole groups as terrorist (Unless we’re talking about conservatives)


26 posted on 04/19/2013 8:06:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: matt1234

I’ll drink to that brother.


27 posted on 04/19/2013 8:07:00 PM PDT by RC one (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Steelfish

Good!


28 posted on 04/19/2013 8:07:13 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matater of Opinion)
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To: ladyjane

All those in favor of sanctuary cities!
We are sorry but we need a 35% tax increase to support your favorite illegal immigrant from whatever country! So if you live in a sanctuary city your bill is as atated!
HA HA we see who loves Mexicans and Killers and maimers of our people!
Words of Darr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


29 posted on 04/19/2013 8:07:20 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Steelfish
No worries.

How about an...

...illegal alien...

Emigration bill?

.

30 posted on 04/19/2013 8:08:06 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Steelfish

Chuck Grassley looked fired up when he made these comments and the comments on judicial nominations.


31 posted on 04/19/2013 8:08:26 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Steelfish

That’s what’s known as the silver lining. Conservatives better not let this crisis go to waste.

It should knock down amnesty and push back on the attempt to curtail gun ownership too.

After all with foreign bred terrorists running around, shouldn’t we secure the borders and make sure that everyone has a gun for self defense?


32 posted on 04/19/2013 8:09:08 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Steelfish

I think the best line I saw today on twitter was from a girl I follow who said “I am all for background checks..ON IMMIGRANTS”


33 posted on 04/19/2013 8:09:51 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: averagemo

As tragic of an event this is, it might have been they answer to our prayers we needed to help wake people up and turn this country back around.


34 posted on 04/19/2013 8:11:15 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Windflier

When I first heard the news, I had two thoughts:

1) This was perpetrated by Muslims; and
2) The media will waste no time in blaming the right.

I was correct on both counts.


35 posted on 04/19/2013 8:11:25 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: Steelfish

Yeah, I can understand the pimp demorats who pushed to open the borders, but when jorge busho showed his colors? That’s about the time I said “adios” to the repugnant party.


36 posted on 04/19/2013 8:11:42 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: Windflier

There was never a doubt in my mind that the bombers would turn out to be foreign born radicals.
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When the first pics of the brothers was released someone on FR (wish I could remember who) astutely noticed several things about the suspects’ clothing that did not fit the typical way American kids dress these days (e.g., they don’t wear baseball hats with hard shoes). The FReeper went on to say this was indicative of foreign born kids. It was a great observation and the type of insights you constantly see on FR.


37 posted on 04/19/2013 8:12:47 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Sarah Barracuda

We need an assault muzzy ban.


38 posted on 04/19/2013 8:13:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Im all for that ban..you think Feinstein will bring it up in the Senate..yeah I didnt think so


39 posted on 04/19/2013 8:14:35 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Steelfish

Here it comes... “These guys were put up to this by Republicans hoping to derail immigration reform”


40 posted on 04/19/2013 8:14:41 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: greeneyes

If I were in Boston today, I wouldn’t have had any issue staying off the street but sitting in my home you can bet I would have been armed and safe.


41 posted on 04/19/2013 8:15:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Starboard

I noticed the hat right away..teenagers nowadays do NOT wear their hat backwards..you might find a few here and there but the whole hat backwards thing was SO 80s and early 90s..you dont see that anymore..I did make the mistake of thinking Tamerlan was Iranian..the dark skin fooled me since he looks so similar to my friends brother who is Iranian


42 posted on 04/19/2013 8:16:01 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Steelfish

It shouldn’t have to take something like...the bill is bad enough on its own.


43 posted on 04/19/2013 8:16:34 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Trod Upon

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324763404578433113880189762.html


44 posted on 04/19/2013 8:17:28 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Seaplaner
How about an... ...illegal alien... Emigration bill?

Outstanding!

45 posted on 04/19/2013 8:17:42 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: null and void

good one!


46 posted on 04/19/2013 8:18:44 PM PDT by Segovia
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To: Steelfish
Some Republicans voice second thoughts about immigration reform legislation in light of the revelation that the Boston bombing suspects are ethnic Chechens who came to the U.S. from Russia.

No, that makes no sense. However, if you follow what you're supposed to do in a newspaper and lead with the relevant facts instead of obscure ones, it does make sense:

Some Republicans voice second thoughts about immigration reform legislation in light of the revelation that the Boston bombing suspects are, as numerous people predicted, ethnic Chechens who came to the U.S. from Russia Moslem terrorists from a foreign hell-hole.

47 posted on 04/19/2013 8:19:07 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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I hope the bill gets derailed. We should keep contacting our reps in Washington and urge them not to support the bill. That bill spells disaster for this country. Instead, we should cut down on immigration and deport the illegal aliens.
48 posted on 04/19/2013 8:20:44 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: Steelfish

What I want to know is how many Chechens are now living here in the US?


49 posted on 04/19/2013 8:20:50 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

And yet Jennifer Griffin explained to the Friends this morning that because he wore his baseball cap backwards, he was just like any American kid. Yeah, right!


50 posted on 04/19/2013 8:20:56 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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