McCain Backs Tough Immigration Law

Maybe John McCain meant it when he said he was never a maverick? The Republican senator from Arizona has backed the state’s exceptionally harsh new immigration law, which will allow police to arrest people who don’t carry identification and whom they suspect of being undocumented. “I think it’s a very important step forward,” said McCain, who was an author of the Senate’s effort to provide undocumented immigrants with a path to citizenship in 2007. He added, “I can fully understand why the legislature would want to act.”