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April 20, 2013
How can we beef up security checks on those who wish to enter the United States? How do we ensure that people who wish to do us harm are not eligible for benefits under the immigration laws, including this new bill before us?
Senator Chuck Grassley • Linking myriad security issues associated with surviving alleged Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to the U.S. immigration system — Dzhokhar and his older brother Tamerian began living in the United States at ages 9 and 15 respectively. To read Grassley’s remarks you’d think that the Tsarnaev brothers had passed through the traditional immigration protocols chiefly debated in today’s politics, but there’s a complicating wrinkle in their case — they became citizens not through regular immigration channels, but via an asylum request. This already entails security checks for fraudulent applications, and after a year of living here in asylum their family could apply for green cards (Dzhokhar got a green card in 2007, and was naturalized in 2012, while elder brother Tamerian was not granted citizenship, reportedly due to a domestic violence incident). Rep. Bruce Braley, of Sen. Grassley’s home state of Iowa, called the latter’s linking of the bombings to immigration “misguided,” insisting they are separate issues which ought to stay as such. source
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April 21, 2012
Sen. Grassley, on the case: The Iowa Republican Senator has sent letters both to Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan, and acting Inspector General Charles Edwards, asking if the White House advance team was in any way connected to last week’s prostitution scandal in Colombia, citing a “close working relationship” with the Secret Service. (Photo by Gage Skidmore) source
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