Speaking at the Black American Leadership Alliance’s March for Jobs in Washington, D.C. yesterday, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz spoke against the Senate’s recently-passed Gang of Eight immigration bill. Sen. Cruz highlighted the fact that the bill, if it passes the House and is signed into law, would impose penalties on U.S. employers for hiring American citizens and permanent residents.
“One of the most egregious aspects of the gang of eight bill is its intersection with Obamacare, which penalizes businesses that hire a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident over an illegal immigrant,” Sen. Cruz said. “This is utterly and completely indefensible. If this bill passes it will increase unemployment: it will increase African American unemployment, Hispanic unemployment, youth unemployment and even legal immigrant unemployment.”