Pro-Amnesty Google and Oracle Hired to Fix Healthcare.gov
by Matthew Boyle 31 Oct 2013, 1:29 PM PDT
President Barack Obama’s administration has reportedly hired software engineers and other tech specialists from Google and Oracle to try to fix the Obamacare website, Bloomberg News reports. Both companies are active participants in the pro-amnesty lobby, helping lobby Congress for a comprehensive immigration reform package.
Google is listed as a supporter of Mark Zuckerberg’s pro-amnesty FWD.us lobbying outfit, while human resources executives from Oracle signed a recent letter to congressional leaders calling on them to pass immigration reform. In that letter, those human resources executives asked Congress to give them more visas to bring in more foreign workers, even though unemployment in America remains high. “One of the biggest economic challenges facing our nation is the need for more qualified, highly-skilled professionals, domestic and foreign, who can create jobs and immediately contribute to and improve our economy,” they wrote. “As leaders of technology companies from around the country, we want to thank you for your sincere efforts in addressing high skilled immigration and we urge that you and your colleagues enact reform legislation this year.”A senior GOP congressional aide told Breitbart News that Obamacare and the push for amnesty are tied together in more ways than people think.
“Obamacare and the immigration push are inextricably linked,” the aide said in an email Thursday afternoon, specifically referencing the news of amnesty lobbyists getting hired to help Obama fix healthcare.gov. "Both are vehicles to expand the power of the hard left, increase the scope of the welfare state, and to hand more power to government bureaucrats and corporate cronies. Both are legacy items for the President. Both are both being used as voter registration drives. Both are intentionally over-complex, so that can be implemented by federal regulators unaccountable to Congress. This news also raises serious privacy concerns: the administration has announced that illegal aliens’ Obamacare information cannot be used against them for legal purposes, but no similar guarantee has been made for US citizens.”
Those are hardly the only ties between amnesty efforts and Obamacare. For instance, Fox News Latino reported this weekend that the Obama administration is refusing to use immigration data collected through Obamacare’s sign-up infrastructure to enforce immigration law. “The Obama administration is stressing that information submitted while signing up for coverage under the new health care law will not be used to enforce immigration law,” Fox News Latino reported Sunday. “That's always been the practice, but lingering fear among some immigrants that personal details could be used against them led the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to clarify. In a memo released late Friday, the agency reiterated that it does not use information provided during the enrollment process to pursue civil immigration enforcement.”
The National Council of La Raza, a far leftwing organization interested in lobbying for public policies that benefit illegal aliens, endorses ICE’s decision to not use Obamacare-collected immigration data in its enforcement proceedings. "For us, it's an imperative to make sure that the community is informed about this because we want people to be reassured that they can look at their options without fear, figure out if they're eligible and pursue the enrollment process," La Raza health policy official Jennifer Ng'andu said, according to Fox News Latino.
While not allowing law enforcement to enforce America’s immigration laws with Obamacare-collected data, the administration is, however, allowing such data to be used by leftwing groups for voter registration and for what is essentially a liberal "get out the vote" effort.As Breitbart News’ Kerry Picket reported last week, Congressional Democrats refused to answer during a press conference whether they will aim to provide Obamacare to illegal aliens to whom they intend to grant amnesty.
Obamacare is President Obama’s main legacy item, and amnesty for illegal aliens is his signature second term agenda goal. In August, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that the two policy goals--Obamacare and amnesty--are interdependent. According to Breitbart News’ Dr. Susan Berry, Sebelius said in August that the success of Obamacare is dependent upon the passage of an amnesty. “Well, the [Obamacare] bill is crafted in such a way that those who are undocumented will not have access to the tax credits or shopping in the [health insurance] marketplace,” Sebelius said at an event sponsored by Congreso. “That has been limited, which is, frankly, why -- another very keen reason why we need comprehensive immigration reform.”
“Unfortunately, you can’t fix--we won’t fix the immigration system, unfortunately, through the health care bill, but I think having the immigration bill that passed the Senate, pass the House, would be a huge step,” Sebelius added.