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    After Boston, Congressman Urges Caution on Immigration Reform

    National Review Online
    April 16, 2013

    After Boston, Congressman Urges Caution on Immigration Reform

    By Robert Costa

    Representative Steve King of Iowa, a prominent House conservative, says Congress should be cautious about rushing immigration reform, especially after Monday’s bombing in Boston, where three people were killed.

    “Some of the speculation that has come out is that yes, it was a foreign national and, speculating here, that it was potentially a person on a student visa,” King says. “If that’s the case, then we need to take a look at the big picture.”

    On immigration, King says national security should be the focus now, and any talk about a path to legalization should be put on hold.

    “We need to be ever vigilant,” he says. “We need to go far deeper into our border crossings. . . . We need to take a look at the visa-waiver program and wonder what we’re doing. If we can’t background-check people that are coming from Saudi Arabia, how do we think we are going to background check the 11 to 20 million people that are here from who knows where?”

    On Monday, the Senate’s Gang of Eight postponed a press conference because of the events in Boston. Its legislation, however, will be unveiled today.

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    Background checks are impossible on anyone from foreign countries. Unless they have been arrested here in the US, they will pass. I have recently been told by a lady of Hispanic decent that we are being told that they are coming to work and it is not true. She then told me that the criminals are flooding into our country to escape the crimes they have committed in their home countries. Unless we are capable of sending an investigator on a donkey or camel into remote parts of these foreign countries with no roads, we have no way to do a background check. These people are coming from countries that are not developed like the US and most do not even have electricity. So how do you do a background check on Juan from a remote village in the mountains of Guatemala?

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