New McCain Ad Backs Path to Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants


A new John McCain ad backs offering a path to citizenship to illegal immigrants. In the ad, to air in Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico, McCain praises Hispanic citizens for serving in the U.S. military and enriching American culture.


The ad, which the campaign has entitled, "God's Children," tells viewers that a significant portion of U.S. veterans are Hispanic, and that Latin American immigrants "must come into country legally, but they have enriched our culture and our nation as every generation of immigrants before them."


McCain has recently promoted his stance on immigration, which is left of many in his party. McCain has touted a plan that "deal[s] practically and humanely with those who came here, as my distant ancestors did," providing a means for illegal immigrants to attain citizenship while also addressing issues of law enforcement and border security.


McCain has courted Hispanic voters aggressively as well: he has aired Spanish language radio ads in New Mexico, Nevada, Florida, all of which have significant Hispanic populations. One Spanish radio ad directly questioned Obama's commitment to Hispanic voters; another plugged free trade with Latin America.


See today's ad below: