PHOENIX, Arizona (KPNX) -- Senator John McCain would not commit himself to a timeline on the release of the comprehensive immigration-reform legislation he and a bipartisan group of senators have been working on for months Monday, saying the negotiations are continuing even during a two-week break for Easter.
McCain and the other members of the Senate's "Gang of Eight" left Capitol Hill last week without coming to terms on major points of contention such as the future flow of immigrant workers and border security.
The senators had hoped to introduce the bill when they return the week of April8, but the unresolved issues could delay that.
"I can't guarantee anything," McCain said after an afternoon town-hall-style meeting with constituents in northwest Phoenix. "We're still in serious negotiations, but we have made progress. We are negotiating now, as we are in recess."