McCain on Illegals Right to Work: They Shouldn’t Even Be in This Country Illegally

Senator John McCain responded to recent statements from Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch who claimed that illegal aliens have the “right and the obligation to work in this country.”

McCain (R-AZ) disagrees, and in a recent interview, responded to the question directly by essentially saying illegals don’t even belong in the country, much less should be granted a “right” to work.

Take a listen…

Via CNS News:

At a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee last Wednesday, Jan. 28, Lynch said “that the right and the obligation to work is one that’s shared by everyone in this country regardless of how they came here,” and added that, “regardless of status, I would prefer that they be participating in the workplace than not participating in the workplace.”

On Thursday, Jan. 29, CNSNews asked Senator McCain, “Do illegal aliens have a right to work in the U.S. as Loretta Lynch said in her confirmation hearing?”

McCain said, “Do they have the right to work? They should not be in this country illegally.”

While the rest of the country struggles with a declining active workforce rate, the replacement for Eric Holder believes people who have broken laws by entering the country illegally should be allowed to compete for jobs with Americans, or even immigrants who managed to enter the country legally.

Do you agree with Senator McCain? Or do illegal immigrants have a “right” to work in this country?


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