Democrats ignore Boston, press on with immigration hearing

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Desperate to keep up with their face passed schedule, Senate Democrats proceeded to hold their first of just two hearings on the 844-page Schumer-Rubio immigration bill today, despite the unfolding events involving immigrant bombers in Boston.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano had been scheduled as the main witness at today’s Judiciary Committee, but she cancelled her appearance minutes before the hearing began, citing her obligations to oversee the ongoing situation in Boston.

You can watch the hearing, which now features just two witnesses, neither of which are form the Obama administration, here.

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