Some things never change.

Via CNS News:

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told attendees at a migration conference Wednesday that the 11 million illegal aliens living in the United States are being “deprived” of rights, including the rights enjoyed by U.S. citizens.

“To have 11 million people living in the shadows of this country is an unacceptable situation, and to deprive them of the rights – of the human rights, much less the rights of our citizens, which unfortunately happens everyday, is not acceptable in the greatest nation on earth,” McCain said at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) 2014 National Migration Conference in Washington, D.C.

McCain was one of the “Gang of Eight” in the Senate to sponsor the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Bill, or S.744. The Senate passed the bill – which called for a pathway to citizenship for certain illegal aliens — in June 2013, but the House has not taken it up or alternative immigration legislation this term.

Speaking to hundreds of people whose work involves migrants and refugees around the world and in the U.S., including USCCB’s Migration and Refugee Services, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Catholic Charities USA, Catholic Relief Services and the International Catholic Migration Commission, McCain touted “comprehensive immigration reform.”

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