The same can not be said for opponents of reform, many of whom will sooner or later pay a price.
McCain told CNN's Candy Crowley that conservatve voters would be satisfied if border security provisions are strong. Polls back him up on this. And he also is hinting at a secret the anti-immigrant groups would rather people not know - they don't actually represent a lot of people. They just represent very LOUD people who apparently have plenty of time on their hands to pollute the comments sections of every mainstream publication that reports on immigration and to bombard members of Congress with their message. Public opinion polls show the real picture and it is of a solid majority of Americans backing the kind of reform being proposed by Senator McCain.