Boston Marathon Bombing

Chuck Grassley Says Boston Bombing Should Cause Re-Examination of Immigration Policy, Loopholes

Maybe a pre-crimes unit?

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As Washington lawmakers react to the unfolding events in the Boston bombing investigation, one Republican senator on Friday connected the bombings to immigration reform.

"Given the events of this week, it's important for us to understand the gaps and loopholes in our immigration system," Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said in an immigration hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Grassley is the top Republican on the committee, which is starting to review the comprehensive immigration reform bill drafted by a bipartisan team of eight senators.