May 22, 2007: McCain, Romney talk immigration in Texas (AP)

  • “I think it’s a matter of national security,” McCain said, “and to do nothing — to leave the status quo — would be an abrogation of our responsibilities to the American people.”
  • “I hope the American people can convince their senators that the status quo is totally unacceptable,” he said. “They expect us to act. They expect us to be legislators.”