Paul calls for hearings on Iraqi immigration

BOWLING GREEN, KY (AP) - U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is calling for Senate hearings to get answers on how two Iraqi refugees were granted asylum to live in the United States.

Paul made the call for hearings Friday during a press conference in Bowling Green, where the two were arrested last week after an FBI investigation.

Thirty-year-old Waad Ramadan Alwan and 23-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi are facing charges of plotting to send explosives, guns and missiles to Iraqi insurgents. Neither is charged with plotting to launch attacks inside the United States, and authorities said their weapons and money didn't make it to Iraq.

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