McCain: Immigration Bill Could Give Foreign Workers Leg Up on Americans

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Washington Times – Two Republicans who helped write the Senate’s immigration bill said Tuesday that they are convinced it will finally be able to get a handle on the porous southwestern border — but acknowledged it could mean problems for American workers.

Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake, both Arizona Republicans, said they fear that foreign workers will be more attractive to hire than Americans for some companies because the foreigners won’t be eligible for the same health care benefits.

“I think it’s a problem. I don’t know what else to say,” Mr. McCain told a questioner at a forum on immigration sponsored by the Arizona Republic newspaper and KPNX-TV, both based in Phoenix…

The forum featured questions from the audience, including one from a tearful Sue Krentz, whose husband was killed on their border-region ranch in 2010, and who pleaded with the two lawmakers to finally get a handle on the situation.

“We have paid the ultimate price of their negligence in securing the border,” she said, urging the two senators to focus on enforcing existing laws rather than pass new ones “no one follows…

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