“I think it’s going to be OK, as long as they are satisfied we have effective control over our border,” he told CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley on “State of the Union.”…

That plan includes a pathway to citizenship that hinges on bolstering border security, something McCain said was necessary and supported by the American people.

“Just because they broke the law doesn’t mean they’re condemned forever to a twilight status,” he said. “I believe that most Americans feel that for these people who have come illegally, as long as they pay back taxes, pay a fine, learn English and get behind everybody else, that’s a key element of it. And most Americans now realize we can’t have 11 million people sit in the twilight, the shadows of America, forever.”