Senate Bill Incentivizes Employers to Fire Americans and Hire Amnestied Immigrants

Dr. Susan Berry
Big Government
24 Jun 2013

Under the Gang of 8’s backroom immigration deal with Senators Schumer, Corker and Hoeven, formerly illegal immigrants who are amnestied will be eligible to work, but will not be eligible for ObamaCare. Employers who would be required to pay as much as a $3,000 penalty for most employees who receive an ObamaCare healthcare “exchange” subsidy, would not have to pay the penalty if they hire amnestied immigrants.

Consequently, employers would have a significant incentive to hire or retain amnestied immigrants, rather than current citizens, including those who have recently achieved citizenship via the current naturalization process.

The issue is really an “interaction effect” of the immigration proposal and ObamaCare itself.

Beginning in January, businesses with 50 or more full-time employees, that do not currently offer healthcare benefits that are considered “acceptable” by the Obama administration, must pay a penalty if at least one of their workers obtains insurance on a new government-run “exchange.” The penalty can be as much as $3,000 per employee…


The article continues at Big Government.


CAJ note: On a tele-townhall this evening Sen. David Vitter told the group this ObamaCare penalty could be as much as $5,000 per employee per year.


Related: Gov. Sarah Palin Links to Marco Rubio 2010 Video Opposing Amnesty for Illegals 

This is video of Marco Rubio in October 2010 when he was running for the U.S. Senate against Charlie Crist and Kendrick Meek. Rubio said very clearly then that a “path to citizenship” for illegals was “amnesty” – and he opposed it. That’s a stark contrast to Rubio’s co-sponsorship now of the “Gang of Eight’s” Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill in the U.S. Senate.

Today, former Gov. Sarah Palin linked to a Townhall posting that contained this video, and she wrote the following on her Facebook page:

“Politicians wonder why we can’t trust them? Campaign flip-flops like this and carve-out bribes in the Amnesty Bill for politicians like Begich & Murkowski to exempt AK seafood workers.”



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