Immigration | Aftershocks of the Boston bombings reverberated all the way down to Capitol Hill, influencing debate on immigration reform
by Edward Lee Pitts
Posted 4/20/13, 09:40 am
WASHINGTON—The initial round of formal hearings over the newest immigration overhaul push occurred Friday, with the Boston Marathon bombings casting its large shadow over the congressional proceedings.
The ongoing situation in Massachusetts first led to an absence at the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing over the bipartisan 844-page immigration reform bill: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, expected to be the day’s key witness, canceled her appearance in light of Friday’s manhunt for the remaining suspect in the attacks.