Speaker Boehner: Immigration Reform Would Improve Security After Boston

April 22, 2013 8:57 am

Sepaker John Boehner (R-OH) doesn’t sound too interested in joining conservative critics of immigration reform in calling for delays to the legislative process in order to process the Boston marathon attack. On Monday, he echoed pro-reform lawmakers like Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) who have suggested the bombing should, if anything, increase support for a bill because it contains significant border security and immigration enforcement measures and would provide more information on existing undocumented immigrants. 

“It may [sideline it] for a couple days,” Boehner told Fox News, according to National Review Online. “Primarily, I’m in the camp of, if we fix our immigration system, it may actually help us understand who all’s here, why they’re here, and what legal status they have.”

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