John McCain Says Republicans Must Pass Immigration Reform

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Calls for end to stall.
Calls for end to stall.

John McCain went on CNN to warn House Republicans that they are alienating the fastest growing voter block-Latinos-by stalling immigration reform.  “States like mine, over time, the demographics will overtake, not only mine but throughout the whole Southwest and many other parts of the country,” said McCain.  “I have not given up hope that we will act, and we must act,” he said.

McCain’s remarks came less than two weeks after John Boehner appeared to be caving in to Tea Party pressure to kill immigration reform.

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Patrick Young blogs daily for Long Island Wins. He is the Downstate Advocacy Director of the New York Immigration Coalition and Special Professor of Immigration Law at Hofstra School of Law. He served as the Director of Legal Services and Program at Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN) for three decades before retiring in 2019. Pat is also a student of immigration history and the author of The Immigrants' Civil War.

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