Talk of Boston muddies waters for immigration bill

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Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2013 12:00 am

WASHINGTON — A senior Republican senator said Friday that the approaching political debate about an immigration overhaul should take into account the revelation that the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing apparently emigrated to the United States from the former Soviet Union.

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the most senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, opened a hearing on immigration legislation by stressing that the issue was important, “particularly in light of all that's happening in Massachusetts right now and over the last week.”

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