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Senators Tangle on Boston Bombing’s Role in Immigration Overhaul

A movement is rising in the U.S. Senate to put the brakes on the push for immigration overhaul, in light of the slowly emerging details about the foreign-born Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., today urged him to reconsider immigration legislation because of  the bombings, and called for new hearings and a completely new Senate bill from the bipartisan Gang of Eight’s proposal.

“Before Congress moves forward, some important national security questions must be addressed,” Paul wrote. “The facts emerging in the Boston Marathon bombing have exposed a weakness in our current system. If we don’t use this debate as an opportunity to fix flaws in our current system, flaws made even more evident last week, then we will not be doing our jobs.”

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