As part of his Obamacare enrollment pitch, President Obama assured a Hispanic audience that the immigration status of family members will not be flagged as part of the process.
“If you have a family where some people are citizens or legally here, and others are not documented, the immigration people will never get that information,” Obama said on Locura Deportiva, a radio show on the sports channel Univision Deportes.
Addressing a recurring concern among Latinos with “mixed family [immigration] status,” Obama noted during his Tuesday appearance that Obamacare enrollees would qualify “regardless of what your family’s status is.”
The president, repeating a talking point that the cost of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act may be equivalent to that of a cell phone or television bill, cautioned listeners:
“Latinos are the most likely to be uninsured, to not have health insurance of any other group in the country. …If you can afford health care and you don’t buy by March 31st then you’re going to be charged a penalty when you pay your income tax.”
Univision’s news service also reported Monday that Obama is the president responsible for the most deportations in U.S. history, a statistic that actually has been disavowed by Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
Johnson recently conceded to a congressional hearing that the administration’s unique border security metrics inflate deportation figures because they include “turn-backs” at the border.
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