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

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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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
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?