RUSH: “Under the existing Senate immigration bill, immigrants who have been in the United States illegally can obtain a provisional legal status after paying fines and meeting certain preconditions. But this population would have to wait at least 13 years to be able to obtain full citizenship, and it isn’t until then that they could qualify for government benefits such as Obamacare.”
Therefore, it would make far more sense for an employer to hire one of these newly provisional, formally illegal immigrants, because he doesn’t have to give ’em health care. They’re not entitled to it. So he doesn’t have to buy it for ’em. And he wouldn’t have to pay a fine. I’m not making this up. It’s in the Senate bill that’s gonna be voted on today, procedural vote, cloture vote.
Now, here’s the little dose of reality. This 13-year business, you know and I know that that isn’t gonna hold up. That’s just in there to have some chance of this bill being passed. Cause I’ll tell you exactly what’s gonna happen. If this happens to get passed with this 13-year waiting period, within six hours of Obama signing the bill, Chuck Schumer is gonna find the nearest camera and microphone, and he’s going to start wailing and moaning about how unfair that provision is. Thirteen years to be able to be a full fledged citizen, after we have just made them legal? Thirteen years? That’s inhumane. That’s unfair. We may as well allow them to become citizens and vote tomorrow.