Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) made an appeal to Hispanic voters Monday, saying that that Mitt Romney would address “the need for immigration reform” and that the presumptive GOP presidential nominee did not think self-deportation was “the entire answer to the issue.”

“He is solidly in favor of immigration reform,” said McCain about Romney, in an interview with Fox News Latino. “He knows that there are 12 million people who are in this country illegally. He knows you have to address it. He has also stated, recently, and I’m happy to say, that we have to address it in a humane fashion.”

McCain, a Romney supporter, also explained the former Massachusetts governor’s idea of “self-deportation,” which says that illegal immigrants won’t be deported en masse, but rather encouraged to leave voluntarily through policies that deny them employment.