WASHINGTON - Officials say the Boston bombings could have a big impact on the new immigration bill.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to hold a hearing today on immigration reform.

The committee was holding its first hearing on immigration reform Friday just as officials were searching for the second Boston bombing suspect.

Sen. Chuck Grassley said the act of terror raises new questions about "gaps and loopholes" in our immigration system.

However, Sen. Chuck Schumer told him our asylum programs have been "strengthened" in the past five years.