McCain Admits New Immigration Reform Law is Same as 2006 Reid-Kennedy Bill


Nope sorry, this is not some great new immigration reform plan. It’s the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 aka Reid-Kennedy with a slicker sell.

If you don’t believe me, maybe you’ll believe Senator McCain who was a pivotal legislator in both amnesty proposals.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) hailed the late Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy on Monday as a bipartisan group of senators laid out new principles for comprehensive immigration reform — perhaps handing opponents a weapon.

Kennedy and McCain led the effort for broad-based immigration reform that failed nearly six years ago, and McCain said this new push was nearly the same.

“If we do succeed, and I think we will, it will be a testimonial to Ted Kennedy’s effort years ago that laid the groundwork for this agreement,” McCain said. “You will find that this agreement has very little difference from that of the legislation that was led by Sen. Kennedy some years go.”

Perhaps Senator Rubio would care to explain Senator McCain’s claim that the new “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” is almost exactly the same as that old discredited piece of “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”.

In fact, based on what we know of the new Gang of 8 proposal, it’s fairly similar to the 2006 amnesty proposal. There’s some border security measures, some penalties for hiring illegal aliens, a requirement that illegal aliens pay a penalty before going through the legalization process and some guest worker provisions.

Rubio was quite critical of amnesty in the past. In 2009 he criticized Reagan for it when he was running for the Senate, saying, “If you grant amnesty, the message that you’re sending is that if you come in this country and stay here long enough, we will let you stay. And no one will ever come through the legal process if you do that.”

That’s still the message, whether it’s in 2009 or 2013.

  • JacksonPearson

    Thank for serving Mr. McCain…But PULLEEEEZE get out of government. You're a disaster!

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "I don't know, I think he just did a fantastic job of sabotaging an amnesty bill."

    I don't mind when he sabotages the Democrats to play to the middle, it's when he assists Jihadis and sharia that bothers me.

  • AndyTexan

    After this new amnesty business, there is nothing Rubio can do to or say that will regain my trust. He's a fraud. Ted Cruz on the otherhand is the real deal. I doubt that he would get involved with this Washington mumbo jumbo.

  • JacksonPearson

    McCain is either dumb as a rock, or smarter than he looks!

  • JDavid

    Journalists who won’t admit that “birds of a feather flock together” are part of the problem, not part of the solution.

  • JDavid

    Juan A McVain’s “Institute” is funded by Soros and his commie-lib buddies. It is hard to believe anyone, at this point in his shameful treasonous career, would not know that. Soros is a commie intent on overthrowing the country, as is his Kenyan Ayers/Alinsky-ite Marxist buddy.

  • polnick

    Millions of newly certified Mexicans who have lost their fear of being deported will be celebrating in NYC and Chicago. Landlords will be yelling L’CHAIM, and employers will be yelling YOU’RE HIRED. Tequila will be flowing as swarms of Mexicans shout VIVA OBAMA.

  • polnick

    It is true that millions of my ancestors came to America from Russia in the early 1900s; none were illiterate or primitive in culture. I had a lot in common with those immigrants seeking better lives; they were the children of Western Civilizations greatest minds. But the newest arrivals from Mexico can only can get my sympathy and best wishes, but not a dime from my hard earned Social Security Check.