Businesses will receive an incentive of around $3,000 per employee if they hire undocumented immigrants over American citizens under President Obama’s plans for immigration reform, it has been revealed. A loophole in Obamacare means that businesses will not be penalized for not giving healthcare to undocumented immigrants, thus making such immigrants cheaper to hire.
The news has been widely condemned by Congressional aides, who describe it as putting Americans looking for work at a disadvantage behind undocumented immigrants. “If is true that the president’s actions give employers a $3,000 incentive to hire those who came here illegally, he has added insult to injury,” Texas Republican representative Lamar Smith declared to the Washington Times. “The president’s actions would have just moved those who came here illegally to the front of the line, ahead of unemployed and underemployed Americans.”
The immigrants receiving temporary legalization under Obama’s plans will not be eligible for Obamacare, which makes it less expensive for employers to hire them. While Obama continues to insist that his plans will be good for the US economy, this revelation has outraged many and raised serious concerns.
“The dimensions of this problem are enormous,” claims political strategist Dick Morris, who brought up the issue over the weekend on his radio show. Morris went onto opine that it is difficult to believe that no one in the Obama administration was able to spot the clash between the president’s executive order and Obamacare.