By Robert Gehl
Under Barack Obama’s new – and unconstitutional – amnesty plan, businesses have a big incentive to hire illegal aliens over U.S. citizens.
The incentive, $3,000 per employee per year – comes because while the illegals will now be granted work permits, they won’t qualify for Obamacare, meaning the companies won’t have to pay the penalty for not offering them insurance.
It’s a loophole the Obama Administration certainly must have known about and the President’s Department of Homeland Security confirmed that the new “legal illegals” won’t have access to Obamacare and companies will benefit from the incentive.
Under the Affordable Care Act, businesses with 50 or more employees are required to provide insurance coverage to full-time workers. If they refused, they are assessed a $3,000-per-year penalty for each employee. But since the illegal aliens do not qualify for coverage, there would be no penalty.
This, of course, provides a great incentive for companies to hire “legal illegals” over U.S. citizens.
“If it 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,” said Rep. Lamar Smith, Texas Republican. “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.”
Dick Morris said companies have already taken notice:
“The dimensions of this problem are enormous. One wonders if any of Obama’s crew spotted it during the run-up to his executive order. It is hard to imagine former President Clinton failing to notice such a conflict between his two major programs,” Mr. Morris said in an op-ed Tuesday in The Hill, a Capitol Hill newspaper.