Evan Soltas
Apr 30, 2013

Boston and Immigration Policy

In Bloomberg, me on immigration reform:

Experts on immigration policy have no idea what these seven congressmen are talking about. "Both arguments, really, are specious," said Edward Alden, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, who has written a book on immigration policy and terrorism.

"I don't think there's anything that could have been done through the immigration system that would have had any impact on this attack," Alden said. "And, conversely, I don't think there's anything in the immigration reform bill that would have any impact, either. It appears to be completely irrelevant, given the intelligence we have now on the Tsarnaev brothers."