Boston Bombings: Senators Say Tragedy Should Speed Up Immigration Deal

The Boston Marathon bombing remains on a lot of peoples’ minds – in particular two senators who say that the recent tragedy that left three dead “should urge us to act quicker, not slower when it comes to getting the 11 million identified (a reference to the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States.”

Such were the words of Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who spoke of immigration reform legislation on Capitol Hill last Thursday. The elected official spoke in accordance to legislation outlined by the Senate’s bipartisan “Gang of Eight” (the eight leaders within Congress).

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was apprehended Friday and is still in the hospital after sustaining injuries during a shoot-out with Boston police and SWAT teams last Friday. Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan, who died last Friday during a shootout with law enforcement officers, traveled with his family to the United States almost a decade ago from Kyrgyzstan, after living briefly in the Dagestan region of Russia.