Bill That Could Have Stopped Boston Bombers Still Awaiting House Vote
As President Trump pushes for his travel ban to be implemented, a bill that could have stopped the Boston bombers from re-entering the country is still awaiting a vote in the House.
Brian Kilmeade took a look at the status of the Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2015, which potentially could have stopped the Tsarnaev brothers from returning to the United States after they left to receive terror training.
The brothers' family came to the United States seeking asylum status when they were children.
"We must close all the loopholes," and "build back our front line forces" on immigration, Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) told "Fox & Friends."
Sessions said the bill would stop those who come to the country "under false pretenses."
The bill "terminates the refugee or asylum status of an alien who without a compelling reason returns to the country of such alien's nationality ... and applied for such status because of persecution," its text reads.
Sessions, the chairman of the House Rules Committee, said the bill has been held up in "process" for the last few years, but said he's confident House leaders will hold a vote soon.
Watch the full interview above.