Senator John McCain performed well in the Super-Tuesday primaries. Although former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney used the code phrase “no amnesty for illegals” more than any other candidate, by all accounts he had a disappointing day. Even Mike Huckabee, who Romney suggested drop out of the race a few days ago, performed well.

The lessons (that won’t be learned) are: (1) candidates should avoid the immigration topic whenever possible, regardless of their position and, (2) in no event should they make it the center-piece of their campaigns.

I believe it’s just a matter of time before Romney drops out of the race and Huckabee is unlikely to win many more delegates. It will then be a matter of seeing who wins control of Congress and by how much to determine the prospects for Comprehensive Immigration Reform becoming a reality in 2009.

Another observation that isn’t immigration related:  Joe Lieberman, the Independent Connecticut Senator seems to always be standing behind McCain.  Could he be in line for VP?  I’m loving this campaign!

Author: Bradley Maged

I'm Brad Maged, an immigration lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts. I help people who want to live and work in the United States and companies that wish to employ them. This blog provides opinion and information on developments in immigration law. Thanks for reading!

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