AG nominee Lynch says illegals have the same right to work as Americans
An astonishing assertion came from Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee for attorney general, in the course of her confirmation hearing yesterday. Matthew Boyle of Breitbart reports:
“Senator, I believe the right and the obligation to work is one that is shared by everyone in this country, regardless of how they came here,” Lynch said when asked by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) who has a greater right to work: Illegal aliens, or lawful immigrants and American citizens?
“Certainly, if someone is here—regardless of status—I would prefer that they be participating in the workplace than not participating in the workplace,” Lynch said.
If confirmed, as seems likely, Lynch will become the chief law enforcement officer of the United States, and will have responsibility for enforcing the laws, including the laws that penalize employers for hiring illegal aliens. Jack Hellner notes that this creates some serious issues:
Therefore I assume there will be no more fines or prosecutions of companies for hiring illegals because they certainly do not have the right to discriminate against anyone who has the right to work. No one should have to sign a W-9 or provide a passport, birth certificate, Social Security card or driver’s license that proves their legal status, since that is not important.
It appears Ms. Lynch has no more regard for the laws that she will take an oath to enforce any more than President Obama or Eric Holder.
Isn't it great that we will have a chief law enforcement officer who doesn't care about laws when we are supposedly a nation of laws? It certainly should give us a lot of hope about the legal advice she will give to President Obama. It doesn't appear that any of the Democrats on the Committee are concerned about the President and Attorney General not understanding the Constitution and the Separation of Powers either.
My guess is most of the media won't recognize the problem or have any concerns either.