Last updated on: 5/29/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

John McCain Biography

Title:
U.S. Senator (R - AZ)
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“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

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
Education:
  • Ensign, United States Naval Academy, 1958
  • High School Diploma, Episcopal High School, 1954
Other:
  • Senator McCain died on Aug. 25, 2018 of brain cancer.
Quoted in:
  1. Are Mass Deportations a Good Method to Address Illegal Immigration?