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McCain stop in Ohio draws immigration protest

Dozens of people opposed to Arizona’s tough immigration law have protested an Ohio appearance by Arizona Sen. John McCain.

The former Republican presidential candidate delivered Sunday’s commencement address at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, 22 miles north of Columbus.

McCain supports his state’s new law, which directs police to question anyone they suspect of being in the country illegally.

The protesters in downtown Delaware said they were feared such a crackdown could spread to Ohio. Erika Shell Castro of Columbus said it would be “un-American” if her children were ever asked for documentation. They were born in the U.S. but their father is from Guatemala and seeking U.S. citizenship.

McCain’s speech did not mention immigration.

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