McCain Says Illegal Immigration a Fire Problem
John McCain switches a conversation about Arizona wildfires into an immigration issue, creating some controversy.
"There is substantial evidence that some of these fires are caused by people who have crossed our border illegally," McCain, said at a press conference Saturday after touring the Wallow fire, which began on May 29 and has burned over 500,000 acres to date.
"It is frustrating that John McCain is saying things that are baseless and unsubstantiated," said Randy Parraz of Scottsdale, an immigration activist who sought the Democratic nomination in 2010 to challenge for McCain's Senate seat. "Is he connected to reality or trying to fan the flames of fear and intolerance?"