Senate Bill Gives Financial Incentives to Fire Americans and Hire Amnestied Immigrants

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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.

Many employers have been preparing to cope with the new regulations by slashing the hours of full-timers to part-time status. Since “full-time,” in the language of ObamaCare, is averaging 30 hours per week, employers will, in general, receive the penalty if they have 50 or more employees who are working an average of 30 hours per week.

If the immigration bill becomes law, many employers could receive incentives of hundreds of thousands of dollars to hire amnestied immigrants over American citizens. In addition, these newly legalized immigrants could work “full-time,” an advantage for companies and businesses as well, while employers could lay off or diminish to “part-time” status, American workers.

Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner explains that he spoke with Alex Conant of Sen. Marco Rubio’s staff in April about the wrinkle, and was told that this was an issue that could be addressed during the legislative process.

“[T]he scenario you raise illustrates both the absurdity of ObamaCare, and why we have insisted on a lengthy process to review this legislation before any votes are taken,” Conant emailed Klein. “We always expected there might be a need for amendments to fix technical problems, and we’ll be interested in seeing what sort of amendments might be offered to improve this part of the legislation without giving ObamaCare to illegals- something Sen. Rubio has always said he will not support.”

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  • whitefeather

    Gets better by the second. Know what’s disturbing? While Der Fuhrer was propping up his Enviro agenda, almost all news channels were tuned into the Zimmerman Trial! We had better start paying attention and work towards illuminating the masses of what this fascist has in store for us.

  • antiliberalcryptonite

    Not an American? NO JOB PERIOD! Go home.

  • Hoodoo H

    Corrupt Senators… Enemies of The People.

  • James Maxwell

    Blow smoke all you want as soon as the Criminal Illegal Aliens get any “legal” status
    at all there will be a court suit filed to give them access to ever benefits that Americans
    get, from welfare, unemployment, section 8 housing, food stamps, and the rest at the
    expense of American citizens and those who immigrated here legally and worked to
    earn their right to be Americans. The “Gang of 8” lunatics know this and are laughing
    at the rest of the fools who think this will get them Hispanic votes in the next election

  • Centurian2010

    This will affect those in lower income families and the black community the hardest. So much for the democrats working for the poor,.

  • Lorrie Sisneros

    But God is for us,who is against us.

  • yankg

    If I had good competent American workers, I would keep them and tell the former illegals to go back to their country and change that country and leave mine alone. In all, I would not hire a mexican low life who can’t speak english, who does not have the skill and abilities to perform the job I require.

  • yankg

    Der Fuher uses a diversenary tactic to call attention to another front that he wants. This is a planned attack. He has done that many times. When the tension gets high, he tries to divert it to cover what is really going on. And the MSM follows him in lockstep.

  • yankg

    When the blacks start losing their jobs to the illegals, there will be trouble.

    • Robert Baker

      They’ll just blame republicans and blacks will drink the koolaid. How long has this been going on? Lie after lie and you think blacks will just wake up once illegals can work? Wishful thinking…

  • southernmom169

    More like ‘The Great Deception’!

  • rikker45

    good. now those of us who need to work will have to join the unemployed, low info, welfare, we can now vote 3 or 4 times and get obummer phones. Oh wait these illegals wont have to pay taxes so there won’t be any welfare or unemployment.

  • TexRancher

    Fine AMERICAN employers for hiring AMERICANS? Get this right; Employers can be fined for violating the law!

    Of course this comes from the AMNESTY CONSPIRATORS in the senate approved by RINOs and enforced by Holder and Obama.

    Where does Obama think AMERICANS will go? Kenya Boy is limiting their options to the armory………