Breitbart: Lynch Says Illegal Aliens Have Right To Work As Much As Americans

Originally posted at Breitbart.

President Barack Obama’s nominee to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General of the United States, Loretta Lynch, said on Wednesday during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing that she thinks illegal aliens have the same right to work in America as American citizens do.

“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.

She also said she doesn’t believe that Obama’s executive action on immigration is an “amnesty.”

“With respect to the provision about temporary deferral, I did not read it as providing a legal amnesty, that is that permanent status there,” Lynch said.

With respect to whether those individuals would be able to seek redress for employment discrimination, if that is the purpose of your question, again I haven’t studied that legal issue. I certainly think you raise an important point and would look forward to discussing it with you and using, and relying upon your thoughts and experiences as we consider that point.

When asked by Sessions whether she agrees with Holder’s stated opinion that amnesty–and citizenship–for illegal aliens in America is a civil right, Lynch dodged the question saying she hasn’t “studied the issue enough” to give a legal opinion.

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  • Kim Bruce says:

    January 29, 2015 at 9:05 PM

    Lynch is actually further left of Holder.

  • john mulvihill says:

    January 30, 2015 at 11:22 AM

    How can any Congressman vote for an Attorney General who will not defend our Border or secure our Rights as American Citizens . All this leads to is chaos and a poorer quality of life for Legal Citizens .

  • George McAdoo says:

    January 31, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    We don’t need another Communist in the Office of Attorney General. Only Americans and foreigners who have applied through long established processes have the right to work in America. Part of that right is to be able to work without interference from Union thugs. The invasion from South of our border must be stopped and reversed.

  • Karole Conaway says:

    February 2, 2015 at 5:17 PM

    She states that illegal aliens have as much right to work as Americans. According to Obama, they have more right to jobs in America since the amnesty plan includes a hefty fine for any employer who hires a citizen over an illegal alien. The fine is $3,000 per employee. Did she say anything about the illegal aliens who were convicted criminals in their own land, who have committed more crimes since coming to America?

  • Art says:

    February 8, 2015 at 1:01 AM

    I agree that I don’t need another attorney general not to enforce the law, protect Americans and destroy those who wants to destroy us. People wonder why our children are uniformed and misbehaved. What do you expect when you have a President, senators and representatives only out for themselves. God Bless America and the legal American who are here legally and obeying the law that are hard working trying to make their country, family, friends and others a great place to live. That doesn’t include radical Islam.