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Obamacare, immigration reform may make immigrants cheaper to hire than citizens
Posted By admin On August 22, 2013 @ 6:07 am In Money Watch | Comments Disabled
DAVID M. DRUCKER
Washington Examiner 
Aug 22, 2013
Would it be cheaper for U.S. companies to hire newly legalized immigrants instead of Americans, as immigration-reform  legislation pending in Congress would allow? This being Washington, the answer is both “yes” and “not exactly.”
Two months after the Senate approved a comprehensive overhaul of the U.S. immigration system, confusion reigns over whether the reforms — combined with changes wrought by Obamacare  – give immigrants an edge over U.S. citizens in the job market. It’s a potential political landmine for immigration-reform supporters, though congressional policy aides and a Congressional Research Service report obtained by the Washington Examiner suggest that the problem may not be as great as many fear.
If Congress approves a Senate bill that creates a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, those immigrants would be granted legal status as “Registered Provisional Immigrants.” They would be legal but barred from collecting health care  benefits available under Obamacare. And because the Affordable Care Act also requires businesses with more than 50 employees to provide health benefits at a capped price, it could be cheaper for those companies to hire newly legalized immigrants rather than citizens who are eligible for Obamacare benefits.
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URLs in this post:
 Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/obamacare-immigration-reform-may-make-immigrants-cheaper-to-hire-than-citizens/article/2534563
 immigration-reform: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/section/immigration
 Obamacare: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/section/obamacare
 health care: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/section/health-care
 Illegal immigrants who commit crimes face lesser punishment than U.S. citizens: http://www.prisonplanet.com/illegal-immigrants-who-commit-crimes-face-lesser-punishment-than-u-s-citizens.html
 Immigration reform could add millions under Obama health law: http://www.prisonplanet.com/immigration-reform-could-add-millions-under-obama-health-law.html
 Report: Hidden Tariff On American Citizens In New Immigration Bill: Millions More Stand To Lose Their Jobs: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-hidden-tariff-on-american-citizens-in-new-immigration-bill-millions-more-stand-to-lose-their-jobs.html
 “Obamacare Is to Health Reform What Bank Bailouts Are to Financial System Reform, Which Is to Say it Is the Opposite of What its Name Implies”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obamacare-is-to-health-reform-what-bank-bailouts-are-to-financial-system-reform-which-is-to-say-it-is-the-opposite-of-what-its-name-implies.html
 Avoid Obamacare: Hire an Illegal Alien: http://www.prisonplanet.com/avoid-obamacare-hire-an-illegal-alien.html
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