Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) believes that Mitt Romney is “solidly in favor of immigration reform,” and that Romney is aware that "self-deportation" is not the entire answer.
McCain stated the following: “[Romney] knows that there are 12 million people who are in this country illegally. He knows you have to address it. He has also stated, recently, and I’m happy to say, that we have to address it in a humane fashion.”
Hopefully, whoever wins this election will address the issue more humanely than what we have seen during the last 3.5 years.
I'm not holding my breath.
Matthew Kolken is a trial lawyer with experience in all aspects of United States Immigration Law including Immigration Courts throughout the United States, and appellate practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. District Courts, and U.S. Courts of Appeals. He is admitted to practice in the courts of the State of New York , the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).