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68 Senators Vote to Create Incentive for Employers to Hire Amnestied Immigrants Over U.S. Citizens
Weekly Standard ^ | June 28, 2013 | John McCormack

Posted on 06/28/2013 5:48:27 PM PDT by grundle

The immigration bill passed by the Senate Thursday afternoon would give some employers a financial incentive to employ "registered provisional immigrants" (illegal immigrants granted legal status) instead of U.S. citizens.

As the Washington Examiner's Philip Klein recently reported: "Under Obamacare, businesses with over 50 workers that employ American citizens without offering them qualifying health insurance could be subject to fines of up to $3,000 per worker. But because newly legalized immigrants wouldn’t be eligible for subsidies on the Obamacare exchanges until after they become citizens – at least 13 years under the Senate bill – businesses could avoid such fines by hiring the new immigrants instead."

On Tuesday, THE WEEKLY STANDARD asked five U.S. senators about this problem, and none of them knew if it was a problem. "We're trying to solve that right now. I don't know if that's been solved," Senator Max Baucus of Montana (chief author of Obamacare) told THE WEEKLY STANDARD.

"I don't know. I'd have to look at it closely," said Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania. "I just haven't read it that closely to know."

As The New Republic, Investors' Business Daily, and the Washington Examiner have all reported, this problem certainly does exist, and the bill was never amended to fix the problem before it was passed by the Senate on a 68-32 vote Thursday afternoon. "[Registered provisional immigrants] are not subject to mandate and the do not count towards an employer's penalty," Sean Neary, communications director for the Senate Finance Committee, told THE WEEKLY STANDARD in an email late Thursday night.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; crimaliens; economy; hiring; illegalimmigration; jobs; loadurgunsboys; obamacare

1 posted on 06/28/2013 5:48:27 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Guess it’s time to renounce my citizenship, go to Mexico, and then swim on back.


2 posted on 06/28/2013 5:49:03 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: grundle
The Senate held the line on gun control. It's up to the house to hold the line on amnesty now.

House GOP Unmoved by Senate Immigration Vote

3 posted on 06/28/2013 5:52:34 PM PDT by RC one
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To: grundle

Gee, I never heard a word about this Illegal Alien Employment Initiative on Fox News. They have certainly become lazy.

Any GOP senator who voted for this monstrosity must be PRIMARIED.


4 posted on 06/28/2013 5:53:37 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: grundle

It’s the 21st century.

Airplanes fly faster,

Cars go faster.

Politicians now break their campaign promises in just days and weeks whereas it once took months, even years.


5 posted on 06/28/2013 5:56:23 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Rubio's New Book: From Nobody To Senator, To Conservative savior, Then Back To Nobody")
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To: Iron Munro

People vote for these lazy dumb asses!

“I don’t know. I’d have to look at it closely,” said Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania. “I just haven’t read it that closely to know.”


6 posted on 06/28/2013 6:00:37 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: grundle

what this means is that for 13 yrs they won’t pay for any of the health care they use to the fullest....you,me...we can’t just walk up to an ER and get looked at, medicated,xray-ed etc unless we show prove of insurance...


7 posted on 06/28/2013 6:03:12 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

Discrimination at the highest level!


8 posted on 06/28/2013 6:07:11 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: grundle

It’s worse then what this article says, read what Ted Cruz found, Ted Cruz Exposes the Amnesty Bill… $5000 Penalty for Hiring Citizens Over Legalized Aliens… SERIOUSLY!!!” We can’t possibly expect our Senators to read a 1200 page bill before voting on it. Can we? Well Thank God Ted Cruz read it. Not only did Cruz read it but he schooled anyone who would listen from the Senate floor on Tuesday. Cruz found a loophole that actually penalizes an employer $5000 for hiring a citizen over a legalized alien.


9 posted on 06/28/2013 6:12:06 PM PDT by stockpirate (F. Douglass, "A man's rights rest in three boxes: ballot box, jury box, and ammo box)
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To: Conserev1


10 posted on 06/28/2013 6:18:55 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Rubio's New Book: From Nobody To Senator, To Conservative savior, Then Back To Nobody")
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To: grundle
"THE WEEKLY STANDARD asked five U.S. senators about this problem, and none of them knew if it was a problem."

The Weekly Standard could have interviewed all 68 of the traitors who voted for this abomination, and I can guarantee you that NONE of them would have been aware of this loophole.

We all know that it's because they shirked their responsibility to carefully study this legislation, down to the finest detail, then engage in a full throated debate about the merits and shortfalls, on the American people's behalf.

This is TREASON at its most fundamental level. None of these 68 Senators gave a thought to the fact that they could be selling out their countrymen for political expediency. In fact, most probably didn't even care if they were.

We now have an elite class of grossly empowered people who are systematically dismantling our country, root, branch, and limb. Dammit, we have GOT to stand up and make a noise heard round the world about this before it's too late!

11 posted on 06/28/2013 6:21:47 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: grundle

These are people WE elected to represent us!


12 posted on 06/28/2013 6:52:07 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: grundle

At the end of each session, every member of Congress should be required to take a relatively simple Exit Exam that asks True/False questions about random sub-sections in bills that became law that session.

Anyone failing should be tarred and feathered.


13 posted on 06/28/2013 7:03:05 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: grundle

Sarah says if this passes it’s time to think about a new party... she’s right.


14 posted on 06/28/2013 7:48:45 PM PDT by GOPJ (... liberal anger - - the privileged wheeze of entitled brats ... Greenfield)
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To: grundle

Because otherwise, you might not have enough dependent people.


15 posted on 06/28/2013 7:54:24 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: grundle

I just don’t think the low information voters will ever understand what has happened. They remain forever clueless and many barely literate.


16 posted on 06/28/2013 8:00:37 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: TBP

all of this is true, but what is stunning is, how little thought any of those clowns gave this.


17 posted on 06/28/2013 8:01:58 PM PDT by genghis
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To: genghis

What the hell do they care. They have already cashed the checks from the K-Street open border lobby.


18 posted on 06/28/2013 8:54:46 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Iron Munro

Notice it was 54 Democrats and 14 Republicans. Fourteen is still too high for any Republican to vote for this putrid bill but look at how all of the Democrats voted in lock step.


19 posted on 06/29/2013 1:59:38 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: grundle

I’m truly wondering how big brother is going to play this to the true American people a decade or so from now when only the foreigners are getting the benefits of living in America.


20 posted on 06/30/2013 2:35:29 PM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans
As long as you're drunk , unlicensed and uninsured, you should be safe from deportation.
21 posted on 07/01/2013 12:17:26 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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