Exploiting a terror attack to further a political agenda… very classy stuff.

Via The Hill:

The Boston Marathon tragedy is a reason for Congress to move faster – not slower – to overhaul the nation’s immigration system, according to two co-authors of a Senate reform package.

Some conservatives on Capitol Hill have suggested Monday’s deadly bombings – allegedly orchestrated by a pair of young immigrants from Russia’s volatile Caucasus region – should cause lawmakers to move more deliberately in their approach to immigration reform this year.

But Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) – chief architects of a sweeping bipartisan immigration proposal unveiled last week – argued Sunday that their bill will help prevent future terrorist attacks at home and should be taken up as soon as possible.

“Now is the time to bring all of the 11 million [undocumented immigrants] out of the shadows and find out who they are. Most of them are here to work, but we may find some terrorists in our midst,” Graham said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” program. “What happened in Boston … should urge us to act quicker, not slower, when it comes to getting the 11 million identified.”

Schumer echoed that message and accused those urging a slower process of using the Boston tragedy as “an excuse” to kill the bill.

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