The Boston Marathon bombing shows that it's long overdue for Congress to have a series of hearings on the loopholes, broken promises, and disobeyed laws involving both legal and illegal entry into the United States. It would be useful to reinstate the House Committee on Un-American Activities so we can have a look at those in our midst who may be jihadists, or dupes of violent Muslim indoctrination. We need hearings to find out why the Tsarnaev family was not thoroughly vetted before it was admitted to our country, or even after Russia tipped off our FBI that Tamerlan could be a dangerous risk, or especially before Tamerlan was re-admitted to the U.S. after his six-month visit in Russia in 2012. Russia told the FBI that Tamerlan "was a follower of radical Islam and a strong believer, and that he had become much more radical as he prepared to leave the U.S. for travel to Russia to join unspecified underground groups.
Dealing with the widespread fraud in our easy acceptance of refugees should be part of any comprehensive immigration reform. After all, the Tsarnaev family came into our country as refugees.
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