Sen. John McCain fields a question on illegal immigration and the crowd here in the college gym in Pemberton applauds the mention of the subject..
Their presidential candidate says he intends to make his answer brief.
"We must secure our borders first," says McCain, and that wins a big round of appreciative hand-clapping.
The Arizona senator acknowledges that the country needs to develop a comprehensive plan for the country’s 12 million undocumented workers.
"But," McCain reiterates, "we must secure our borders first."
Moments later, after fielding several more questons, McCain promises to bring Osama Bin Laden to justice, and the town hall meeting ends.