MESA, Ariz. — Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake are set to
participate in an “immigration conversation” in Mesa sponsored by the Arizona
Tuesday’s event features two of the Gang of Eight, who pushed a
comprehensive immigration reform bill through the Senate earlier this year. The
Republicans have spent part of the congressional summer recess trying to drum up
public support for the plan that has stalled in the House.
Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar said their efforts are going nowhere in the
GOP-controlled House. He said there’s no way the House will pass a bill like the
Senate version that includes a path to citizenship for the 11 million people in
the country without proper documentation. The House instead will take up small
immigration bills separately, starting with securing the border.