McCain faces angry Arizona residents on immigration reform

Senator John McCain faced angry Arizona residents Tuesday who questioned his plan for immigration reform.

On the first day of a series of town hall meetings, McCain defended his proposals, telling Arizona’s ABC 15 he is “guardedly optimistic” immigration reform will succeed.

“If they want to become citizens they’ve got to pay a fine, learn English, get background checks, and get in line behind everyone else who has waited legally for a chance to be a citizen,” McCain said in the interview.

Watch more from Phoenix ABC 15 here.


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6 thoughts on “McCain faces angry Arizona residents on immigration reform

  1. Interesting says:

    He is one of the main reasons this country is in such a mess.

    1. Albert McGee says:

      If you believe he the reason, Post a link to substantiate your claim.

    2. John S says:

      Interesting, the main reason this country is in such a mess resides in the White House. If you can't see that, there is no hope for you.

    3. Rich says:

      I looked at a longer portion of this meeting. The law enforcement officer called McCain on his campaign promise to build the fence and control illegal immigration. He also said cut off their welfare and social programs and they will go home. The officer also referred to McCain being in bed with the Kennedy politicians years ago.

      Mc Cain said we are a Judeo Christian community and these people take care of our babies and cut our lawns so we cannot do that. After the law enforcement officer told McCain to put troops on the border Mc Cain' s response was that he has a bone to pick with our Founding Fathers not him. He was referring to the Posse Comitatus Act.

      Many illegals do take advantage of our social programs and there are many more involved in the drug cartel business which is epidemic as well as prostitution. The Officer also stated that the 11 million number of illegals is well understated and it is more like 30 million. I am attaching a site about the fence over 2 1/2 years ago which shows the real cost and folly of our government.

      In response to John. I said this before and I will say it again G W Bush created Barack Obama and G W started this farce of a fence. Anyone who has been in office for as long as McCain and watched our country take a nose dive while taking a paycheck from the American people is the root cause.

    4. John carr says:

      I'm so glad you took pressure off of Bush. You are in a very special class of stupid, stupid.

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