Monday, August 25, 2014

McCain Giving Up on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Posted By on Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 4:00 PM

After unsuccessfully trying to push comprehensive immigration reform, U.S. Sen. John McCain is rejoining the "build-the-dang-fence" crowd. During an appearance on Phoenix's Sunday Square-Off, McCain said he believes that the border must be secured before any other immigration legislation can pass. Brahm Resnik reports:


Sen. John McCain is retreating from the goals he set for immigration reform in last year's "Gang of 8" bill that passed the Senate.

McCain tells 12 News on this weekend's "Sunday Square Off" that the border must be secure before any other laws are changed.

"People in Arizona are so cynical about the promises that have been made about a secure border, " he said.

We asked him whether border security now comes first in immigration reform. "I think it's going to have to," he responded.

McCain had often said over the last two years that immigration reform was necessary to win over Latino voters and a shot at the White House. His GOP detractors have argued that comprehensive reform would drive away conservatives and wouldn't capture a significant percentage of the Latino electorate.

We'll find out who was right in 2016.

Comments (9)

Showing 1-9 of 9

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-9 of 9

Add a comment

More by Jim Nintzel

Today | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Jurassic Park

This pulse-pounding thrill-ride that made the whole world go dino-crazy scaring the living beejeesus out of moviegoers… More

@ Loft Cinema Fri., Oct. 20, 10-11:45 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 21, 10-11:45 p.m. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. 9th Annual Pink Hard Hat Campaign (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Better Late Than Never: 1968 Film Makes World Premiere (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. The Weekly List: 24 Things To Do In Tucson This Week (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Board of Supes Set To Discuss Christy Proposal for Countywide Sales Tax for Roads (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. TSO Presents 007-themed Show Next Weekend (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation