If you too remember McCain as a supporter of a comprehensive immigration reform and can even recall his promise to make such a reform once he is elected president then I guess you don't really trust him to serve the needs and interests of America and the American people and lead much stronger policy on borders safety.
I know that I'm not alone in the expectation that the future president would solve the open borders situation with all the implications that it has on our society and economy. As Obama is certainly not the answer to the ongoing problem of the illegal immigration, I was really relived to hear that McCain decided to change his stance on the immigration issues and is now promising to act for securing the borders first.
On Wednesday night, McCain held a private meeting with more than 150 Chicago, Illinois-area Hispanic leaders.
According to The Associated Press, several people who were at the meeting said McCain assured them that he would push for comprehensive immigration reform if he's elected president.
In 2007, McCain's sponsorship of comprehensive immigration reform angered conservatives and very nearly derailed his presidential campaign.
At a Republican debate at the Reagan Library in January, McCain was asked whether he would still vote for his original measure.
"No, I would not ... because we know what the situation is today ... that people want the borders secured first," he said.
McCain's critics were reassured.
"The original proposal, I opposed. Sen. McCain's new proposal, I support, which is to ensure you have border security before you have any other type of reform," L.A. County Supervisor Mike Antonovich said.
I know McCain is actually the only choice for all of the republicans out there and I agree with most of his positions. But if the immigration policies are deer to your heart I feel that we need to make sure that if and when he gets to the White House the actual policies that he leads on immigration issues would be the right ones.
written by Beverly from The Republican Online blog