“He’s already said that immigration reform is something that he’s committed to,” McCain told reporters, in response to a question about whether Romney should make the issue a bigger focus of his campaign.
McCain, who unsuccessfully tried to advance comprehensive immigration reform legislation in 2007 with Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), demurred when asked about Romney’s opposition to creating a pathway to citizenship. That provision was a central piece of the McCain-Kennedy bill, along with a guest worker program and DREAM Act provisions.
“He said that he’s committed to immigration reform,” McCain said of Romney. “I think that’s a pretty good statement.”