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McCain: Immigration law wouldn't negate Arizona law

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By BY CRISTINA SILVA
Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) - U.S. Sen. John McCain says a federal immigration overhaul unveiled Thursday would trump state law but wouldn't necessarily nullify Arizona's contentious immigration law passed in 2010.

McCain says the sweeping immigration bill would prevent future waves of immigrants from entering the country while also creating a path toward citizenship for the 11 million immigrants living illegally in the country.

The 844-page bill is designed to secure the border and allow tens of thousands of new high- and low-skilled workers into the country. It's won support from big business, labor, conservative and liberal groups.

A spokesman for Gov. Jan Brewer says she is still reviewing the bill. Brewer has been critical of any efforts to extend citizenship to immigrants living illegally in the country. She says the border is not secure.

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