On June 19, 2013, Senator Ted Cruz tweeted:
If Gang of 8 bill passes, those newly legalized are exempted from Obamacare. HUGE incentive for employers to hire them instead of Americans.
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) June 19, 2013
“If Gang of 8 bill passes, those newly legalized are exempted from ObamaCare. HUGE incentive for employers to hire them instead of Americans.”
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Ted Cruz repeated this claim tonight on Hannity:
“The bill effectively creates defacto affirmative action for those who are here illegally.”
And, Senator Cruz wrote about this earlier:
There are too many troubling provisions of the bill to list, such as de facto affirmative action hiring for current illegal immigrants due to Obamacare and huge amounts of discretion for the DHS Secretary to waive deportation and inadmissibility. And for all the talk, the new Schumer-Corker-Hoeven “deal” is nothing new at all. It’s the same amnesty-before-false-promise-of-security of the Gang of 8 and the bills of debates past.
For the record… The Washington Post incorrectly slammed Senator Cruz on this point from the immigration plan.