John McCain Admits Immigration Reform Will Hurt American Workers

Senator John McCain, one of the Gang of Eight who crafted (along with the White House and lobbyists) the dreaded Senate immigration bill, admitted that their plan will hurt American workers. But of course he thinks it should be passed anyway.

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.

What is it with these people? And why do they keep getting sent back to Washington, DC by the voters? Especially voters in a state like Arizona? Argh!

H/T The Pirate’s Cove