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June 24, 2008

McCain privately pledges immigration reform

Friday, June 20, 2008, www.ap.com

CHICAGO (AP) | Republican candidate John McCain assured Hispanic leaders that he would push through Congress legislation to overhaul federal immigration laws if elected, several people who attended a private meeting with him said Thursday.

Supporters who were in the room denied speculation that the late Wednesday night session was held behind closed doors in Chicago for fear of offending conservatives, many of whom are suspicious of the senator from Arizona's stance on immigration.

Both Mr. McCain and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama support giving legal status to millions of illegal immigrants, but neither has made the issue a centerpiece of the campaign.

"This was not a secret meeting," said Rafael Rivadeneira, a vice chairman of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Illinois, who was among more than 150 Chicago-area Hispanic leaders who attended. "There was nothing he said that they wouldn't want people to hear."...".

Posted by VisaLawyer at June 24, 2008 12:22 PM


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