"We have reason for some optimism that over time that the spirit of the people will be felt. And so I remain guardedly optimistic that our friends in the House of Representatives will agree to their legislative process, and then we can get to conference," Senator John McCain, one of the authors of the Senate version of the comprehensive immigration reform said.
McCain said this legislation will allow these STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) students, if they want to, to remain and work in the United States of America rather than go back to China or India or wherever it came from.
"Obviously, that is one of aspects of the contribution to the workforce and our economy that is hard to quantify," he said.
"The fact is that if we pass this legislation, we will exercise Congressional oversight, number one, and number two is, if the executive branch is not enforcing the law, then we'll go to court, and I have confidence that the courts will make them enforce the law, and that's our system of government," he said in response to a question.


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