By Troy Espera, ABS CBN North America Bureau

May 15, 2013

Redwood City, Calif – The senate panel tackling the controversial immigration bill unanimously agreed to get stricter on keeping tabs on foreign students while in the United States.

Lawmakers considered the discrepancies discovered in the visa status of Azamat Tazhayakov, one of the three friends of bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev when they amended the bill. The law would require Homeland Security to transfer all student visa information to border agents around the United States.

Tazhayakov, who is accused of helping Tsarnaev dispose of material from a college dorm room, was allowed to re-enter the country in January by custom officials, who were unaware his visa had expired.

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  • American
    16 May 2013 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    Its about time, I hope that Immigration reform bill gets canned where it belongs

  • noz
    16 May 2013 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    this is what americans get from obama who encourages illegal immigration by ignoring existing INS laws, and big time failure of enforcement of the laws, causing added chaos of great financial cost to american economy.