Sen. John McCainJohn McCainMcCain expects to return to Senate next month Overnight Healthcare: Governors press Trump to make ObamaCare payments McCain: Trump’s concerns with Russia sanctions bill ‘misplaced’ MORE (R-Ariz.) on Thursday cast doubt on a Trump administration-backed bill that would clamp down on legal immigration and establish a merit-based immigration system.
In an interview with the Arizona Republic, McCain said he is not opposed to promoting such skills-based immigration, but voiced concern about how the measure could affect farm labor and other low-skilled work.
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“I think you have to consider that we do want high-tech people, but we also need low-skilled people who will do work that Americans won’t do,” he said. “I wouldn’t do it. Even in my misspent youth, I wouldn’t do it.”
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