McCain added that he is “cautiously optimistic that with the President and the Senate basically acting together that that would be sufficient to have the House, to agree with that, if it’s reasonable with the majority of the American people.”

But McCain cautioned that the consequences of the House rejecting an immigration-reform plan are hard to imagine.

“So it’s hard for me to predict,” McCain continued. “But I think you, I know what you’re referring to, and that is the election results with a smaller number of our Hispanic/Latino citizens that are voting for Republicans. We understand that.”