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  John McCain tacks right on immigration
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Last EditedRP  Apr 19, 2010 05:43pm
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News DateMonday, April 19, 2010 06:30:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionSen. John McCain has endorsed a tough Arizona anti-immigration bill that will let police arrest people who aren’t carrying identification, the latest move in McCain’s rightward shift in advance of a tough Republican Senate primary this summer.

“I think it’s a very important step forward,” McCain said Monday. “I can fully understand why the legislature would want to act.”

It’s a dramatic switch for a senator who supported comprehensive immigration reform with Democratic lion Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) just four years ago. McCain is facing a primary challenge from the right in former Rep. J.D. Hayworth.

Immigration reform advocates were bewildered.
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