- U.S. Senator (R - AZ)
- Pro to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
“It’s my view that the fundamental principle of this legislation [the Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) bill of 2013] has to contain a path to citizenship… We remain amenable to negotiations on various aspects of it … but a path to citizenship would have to be part of it.”
Tony Lee, “McCain: Pathway to Citizenship Must Be ‘Fundamental Principle’ of Immigration Bill,” breitbart.com, Aug. 28, 2013
- Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with advanced degrees in fields relevant to immigration. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to immigration.
- Involvement and Affiliations:
- U.S. Senator (R – AZ), 1986-Aug. 25, 2018
- Awarded the Henry M. Jackson Distinguished Service Award by the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, 2006
- Awarded the Eisenhower Leadership Prize, 2005
- Honorary Patron of the University Philosophical Society at Trinity College Dublin, 2004
- Presidential Primary Republican Candidate, 2000
- Co-sponsor of The Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act of 2005 (S.1033 and H.R. 2330)
- Republican Congressman, Arizona’s 1st Congressional District, 1982-1986
- Beer Distributor, Anheuser-Busch, 1981
- Navy’s Liaison to the Senate, 1976-1981
- Commanding Officer of the VA-174 Hellrazors, 1973-1976
- Prisioner of War, Vietnam, 1967-1973
- Received a Silver Star, a Bronze Star, the Legion of Merit, the Purple Heart, and a Distinguished Flying Cross
- Ensign, United States Naval Academy, 1958
- High School Diploma, Episcopal High School, 1954
- Senator McCain died on Aug. 25, 2018 of brain cancer.
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