Rand Paul Urges Reid, McConnell to Stall Rubio's Immigration Reform After BostonSubmitted by Allegory on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 00:02
Daily Caller: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Monday that immigration reform should not go forward until the national security weaknesses exposed by the Boston Marathon bombing are addressed.
In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Republican Senator urged that the bombing — and the fact that the two alleged bombers were immigrants to the United States — be taken into account as the Senate begins the process of considering the Gang of Eight immigration reform bill.
“As our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to those affected by the tragedy in Boston, I urge you to incorporate the following national security concerns into the comprehensive immigration reform debate,” Paul wrote. “Before Congress moves forward, some important national security questions must be addressed.”
I believe that any real comprehensive immigration reform must implement strong national security protections. 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.