Lou Dobbs Used Illegal Workers On His Properties: Report
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Lou Dobbs, scourge of undocumented workers,
used them himself, according to an investigative report.
Lou Dobbs, the former CNN anchor who tapped into the wave of popular
anger against undocumented workers, is being accused of benefiting
directly from the labor of some of those workers on his own properties.
An investigative piece in The Nation is getting much attention. An excerpt:
with his relentless diatribes against "illegals" and their employers,
Dobbs is casting stones from a house—make that an estate—of glass. Based
on a yearlong investigation, including interviews with five immigrants
who worked without papers on his properties, The Nation and the
Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute have found that Dobbs has
relied for years on undocumented labor for the upkeep of his
multimillion-dollar estates and the horses he keeps for his 22-year-old
daughter, Hillary, a champion show jumper.
As the story points out Dobbs, who has a radio show, has left open the possibility of a run for Senate or even the White House.
It's safe to say the Nation's report won't be helpful to those ambitions.
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