Republican Senators Question Loretta Lynch on Immigration Policy

HeadlineJan 29, 2015

Republican senators repeatedly questioned attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch about her views on immigration policy.

Sen. Jeff Sessions: “In the workplace of America today, when we have a high number of unemployed, we’ve had declining wages for many years, we have the lowest percentage of Americans working, who has more right to a job in this country? A lawful immigrant who’s here, a green card holder or a citizen, or a person who entered the country unlawfully?”

Loretta Lynch: “Well, Senator, I believe 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 certainly, if someone is here, regardless of status, I would prefer that they be participating in the workplace than not participating in the workplace.”

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