Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) emphasized that the Senate’s immigration bill’s intersection with Obamacare would penalize employers for hiring U.S. citizens or legal immigrants.

“This is utterly and completely indefensible,” he said.

Keynoting the D.C. March for Jobs rally, which the Black American Leadership Alliance organized and Breitbart News exclusively broadcast, Cruz said this is a provision that the mainstream media has not covered and does not want to inform Americans about it.

“One of the most egregious aspects of the Gang of Eight bill is its intersection with Obamacare,” Cruz said. He said employers under Obamacare will have to pay a $3,000 penalty for every employee if they do not provide health insurance and would thus penalize businesses “that hire a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident over an illegal immigrant.”

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