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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., an architect of the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill, told an immigration forum at Georgetown University that it is past time for the House to act on the issue. (Cronkite News Service photo by Pei Li)

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McCain urges House to act on immigration reform, says issue can't wait

WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., urged the House Thursday to act on immigration reform, even if that means moving on its own piecemeal approach to the problem rather than the Senate's comprehensive reform bill.McCain, an architect of that Senate bill, told a Georgetown University forum that the estimated 11 million people who are in this country illegally are here to stay, and that they will "self-deport ... when pigs fly."