Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) argued Tuesday that because the comprehensive immigration reform bill prohibits immigrant workers from getting ObamaCare benefits, employers will fire U.S. workers and replace them with immigrants.
Cruz said he wanted to offer an amendment to address the “most egregious aspect” of the immigration bill. He said that because employers with more than 50 full-time employees will face a $5,000 penalty for not providing health insurance benefits, those employers would instead hire immigrants with resident provisional immigration (RPI) status instead of U.S. workers.
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"Wage-cutting, speedup and the imposition of sweat shop conditions are at the heart of Obama’s strategy for doubling US exports by 2015. He has repeatedly boasted of his administration’s success in “insourcing” jobs back to the US, omitting to mention that these jobs often pay half their previous wage."