A debate is scheduled for Friday between Senators Obama and McCain. Although the economic “crisis” is understandably the issue that needs to be urgently addressed, it would be interesting to see how McCain would handle the question of whether he supports a path to legalization for the undocumented who are currently in the U.S., and what, if any, conditions precedent he would require.
It would be interesting to hear McCain’s answer given that he was co-sponsor of the now famous McCain-Kennedy bill and his position on the issue almost cost him the Republican primary. McCain later altered his position to “securing the borders first” to appease the far right of his party. More recently, McCain again softened his position and demonstrated support for CIR before an Irish audience. Moreover, McCain recently ran Spanish-language television commercials blaming Obama for derailing the McCain-Kennedy bill. Talk about a lot to reconcile! Hopefully the issue is addressed in Friday’s debate, if McCain shows up.