Despite all the talk that the Republican Party "must" embrace immigration reform, even supporters seem concerned about being too supportive. John McCain, for example, has long been an advocate for reform, though of course he had to pretend otherwise to win the presidential nomination in 2008. And now he is afraid even to admit he's talking about reform.
Politico is reporting that a group of eight United States senators, including Arizona's John McCain and Jeff Flake, is discussing immigration reform.
Flake's office would not confirm the report and McCain's office did not return calls.
I think it's great they're talking. It is sad, though, that nativist pressure is strong enough to make the whole thing furtive.