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Romney's Hypocrisy on Illegal Workers Exposed

Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, a 2008 presidential hopeful and outspoken critic of illegal immigration, has for years employed a landscaping firm that uses undocumented workers to tend this home’s lawn.

It’s not the action we care about; it’s the hypocrisy.

  • And lest you think this is not a big deal, remember that former NYC Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik had to withdraw as a nominee for homeland security chief after it emerged that he had employed an undocumented nanny.

  • ThinkProgress:

    The Boston Globe reports today that for the past decade, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) has employed a landscaping company that relies heavily on undocumented Guatemalan immigrants. The company, Community Lawn Service with a Heart, also tended to the lawn at Romney’s son’s house.

    When asked by a reporter about his use of Community Lawn Service with a Heart, Romney said, “Aw, geez,” and walked away. But in the past, Romney has been a vocal hardline critic of illegal immigration:

    “You have to have a wall or a fence or electronic surveillance. And you have to have a tamper-proof document to make sure that people who are here are aliens are identified and registered, and people can not hire them unless they’re here legally.” [Fox News, 9/19/06]

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