Republican Hopefuls Criticize Immigration Plan

Undated (AP) -- Two Republican Presidential hopefuls still aren't sold on the immigration bill being considered by Congress, and being championed by Arizona Senator John McCain.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani says the bill won't accomplish what should be its central goal of tracking everyone who crosses the border.

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has been a particularly vocal opponent of the compromise bill's pathway to citizenship.

Romney says those in the country illegally should be allowed to apply at some point for permanent residency or citizenship, but they should be given no advantage.

John McCain has defended the measure against attacks from his rivals for the Republican nomination, saying the compromise is needed to protect the country from terrorism.

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