SESSIONS:The part of that statement Allahpundit is interested in is the part where people who are illegally in this country have a "right" to work.
Let me ask you this: 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 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?
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 here, regardless of status, I would prefer that they be participating in the workplace than not participating in the workplace…
The part that I want to hear more about is how the obligation to work is shared by everyone.
Really? Where is that coming from? How is this obligation grounded? What should be done to those who don't meet this obligation?