Take Two for April 22, 2013

Immigration bill hits stumbling blocks due to Boston bombings, pet projects

The Group Of Senators Dubbed The "Gang Of 8" Hold News Conference On Immigration Legislation

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks as (L-R) Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) listen during a news conference on immigration reform April 18, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The senators discussed the "Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act".

This morning, the Senate is convening its second hearing on the Gang of Eight's immigration bill. 

After months of negotiations, there are a few new stumbling blocks in its way. Revelations about the immigration status of the two suspects in last week's bombing in Boston might force lawmakers to rethink parts of the bill. In addition, pet projects hidden in the bill are beginning to raise questions about the initial agreements between labor and business. 

For more on this, we're joined by Wall Street Journal editor Aaron Zitner.


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