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McCain still hopeful immigration reform is a political priority
The Arizona Daily Star ^ | October 23, 2013 | Perla Trevizo

Posted on 10/24/2013 8:32:55 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Passing immigration reform is a way for Republicans to get on a positive agenda and regain some of the approval of the American people, Sen. John McCain said Tuesday during a town hall in Tucson.

He said the prospects of passing comprehensive immigration reform this year are still strong despite some Republicans saying the government shutdown and the way it was handled by President Obama affected any chance for compromise.

But “the same people that said that are the people that oppose immigration reform. They are just trying to find another reason,” McCain said after the town hall meeting attended by about 50 people at El Pueblo Regional Center, near West Irvington Road and South Sixth Avenue.

“There’s motivation for us to come together and work on legislation we can then bring back to the American people and regain some of their approval,” McCain said, citing a high disapproval rating for Congress and the federal government in general.

According to a CBS News poll, 85 percent of Americans disapprove of the way Congress does its job — the highest percentage recorded since CBS began asking the question in 1977.

And more Americans blame the Republicans in Congress than blame Obama and Democrats for the partial government shutdown and the difficulties in reaching an agreement on the debt ceiling, the poll found.

Despite McCain’s efforts to bring the discussion back to immigration reform, most of the questions and comments Tuesday were about the shutdown, the perceived ineffectiveness of Congress and the health law — a reflection of the uphill battle for immigration reform.

The Senate passed a comprehensive bill in June that includes a path to legal status and a so-called border surge that would double the number of Border Patrol agents to nearly 40,000.

But House Republican leaders have said they are not going to consider the Senate’s proposal, instead tackling the issue a bill at a time.

Since lawmakers returned to D.C. after the August recess, their days have been filled dealing with the conflict in Syria and budget issues that resulted in a 16-day partial government shutdown.Seeking to shape comprehensive immigration reform, U.S. Reps. Raúl Grijalva and Filemon Vela of Texas introduced a bill last month that shifts the focus to the ports of entry and the environment.

Even if the bill is not likely to be brought for a full vote, the lawmakers said they wanted to keep the focus on immigration reform.

And House Democrats unveiled their immigration bill earlier this month that mirrors the bill passed in the Senate, except for the border security provision. It also has a very small chance of being presented for a vote.

Later in the day, McCain said in an interview with KFYI-AM in Phoenix that he’s considering running for a sixth term in 2016, The Associated Press reported.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: amnesty; borderjumpers; collaborator; gringodemexico; illegalaliens; immigrationreform; johnmccain; juanmccain; kentucky; lareconquista; reconquista; sellout; strawberries; townhall; tucson

1 posted on 10/24/2013 8:32:55 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ...

PING!

2 posted on 10/24/2013 8:35:14 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

McLoser, ESAD.


3 posted on 10/24/2013 8:36:46 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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4 posted on 10/24/2013 8:37:20 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Danger:

Pant load next 5,287,382,976,332 miles


5 posted on 10/24/2013 8:42:21 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (People will retain the power to control the Government, or it will retain the power to control them.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Immigration reform isn’t dead but like a lot of things, we wish it were


6 posted on 10/24/2013 8:42:29 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Kenneth Trendberth


7 posted on 10/24/2013 8:43:33 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reQZhfmZoWk


8 posted on 10/24/2013 8:44:15 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Juan must have some yard work that he needs done. Cheap.


9 posted on 10/24/2013 8:45:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare should have been tested on politicians before being released to the public!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

AZ people need help.


10 posted on 10/24/2013 8:47:02 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: onyx
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11 posted on 10/24/2013 8:49:31 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

ROME IS BURNING! Can’t you smell it, JUAN? Shut up.


12 posted on 10/24/2013 8:49:34 PM PDT by LALALAW (one of the asses who's sick of our "ruling" classes)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Calla te Juan!


13 posted on 10/24/2013 8:49:56 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: musicman


14 posted on 10/24/2013 8:53:06 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
McCain still hopeful immigration reform is a political priority

The only political priority I see is to get this senile old man out of the Senate and into a "home".

15 posted on 10/24/2013 9:06:28 PM PDT by SMM48
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

McCain has been firmly in charge of snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory, for Republican’s for at least two decades now.

The MSM love him for his ability to undermine nearly any conservative progress.

To suggest he’s a “leader” is to display ignorance of the term.


16 posted on 10/24/2013 9:23:27 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

McCain is far more a threat and doing much more damage to our nation than North Vietnam ever was/did. He is the enemy within.


17 posted on 10/24/2013 9:25:34 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Juan McPain was and is the North Vietnamese communist “Manchurian Candidate”. I do not understand how the folks in AZ elected this Quisling. Can some of our AZ folks explain it?
18 posted on 10/24/2013 10:00:48 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Illegal Alien Amnesty is not Immigration Reform

McCain ia one treasonous bastard


19 posted on 10/25/2013 3:40:49 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Fact Is: GOPe want ObamaCare.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Passing immigration reform is a way for Republicans to get on a positive agenda and regain some of the approval of the American people, Sen. John McCain said

Hard to believe anybody can be this stupid. Has to be dementia.

20 posted on 10/25/2013 8:08:34 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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Rand Paul’s immigration speech
03.19.13 | Hon Sen Rand Paul (KY)
Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2998395/posts

...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.

Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.

Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.

Let’s start that conversation by acknowledging we aren’t going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.

If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...

This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.

Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.

[but he’s not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]


21 posted on 10/25/2013 7:14:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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