SENATOR TED CRUZ: OBAMACARE WILL MEAN EVEN MORE ILLEGALS GET OUR JOBS.
Cruz: Immigration bill, ObamaCare create ‘enormous incentive’ to hire immigrants - The Hill's Floor Action
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.