If you were outraged or offended by Barack Obama’s amnesty executive order, then you best sit down and do whatever you do to calm yourself.
Obama’s executive amnesty order, if allowed to go into effect, will give millions of illegals the right to stay and work in the United States without fear of deportation. The government is printing millions of green cards that will allow illegals to legally take jobs from American citizens. Yes, I’ve heard the argument that they mostly take the jobs that Americans don’t want, but if that’s the case, then why did Alabama’s unemployment rate drop by nearly 2% in the first several months of their strict immigration law that fined employers for hiring illegals?
Technically, there is nothing in Obama’s amnesty order that specifically states that businesses will be paid to hire illegals. However, under Obamacare rules, that’s exactly what will happen. Employers with 50 or more employees will be required to provide healthcare benefits to their workers as of January 1, 2015. Failure to do so will result in a $3,000 fine per uninsured employer. Some employers have stated that it would be cheaper to pay the penalties than to spend the $3,000 to $8,000 it would cost them per employee to provide the necessary coverage.
However, businesses are not required to provide healthcare benefits for illegals nor will they be penalized. Some are saying that this will give employers a $3,000 incentive to hire illegals over US citizens. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) commented about the loophole, stating:
“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. 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.”
Ironically, Obama recently told an audience:
“Being a nation of immigrants gives us this huge entrepreneurial advantage over other nations.”
But everything Obama has done in the past 6 years has been a negative impact on many entrepreneurial businesses, especially smaller ones or those just trying to get off the ground. Now he is going to make it harder for Americans to find jobs with these companies because it will be cheaper for them to hire illegals than American citizens.
Obama and Harry Reid have fought against every job creating measure proposed by Republicans. A couple of years ago, the Republican controlled House sent 12 different jobs bills to the Senate. Reid refused to even look at 11 of them and immediately killed the other before it even got to committee. Now, Obama is placing the hiring of illegals over Americans. I’m not sure what else he can do to make providing for one’s family even harder, but given the chance, I’m sure Obama will think of something else to hurt American workers and their families.