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Old 10-07-2010, 10:34 AM
 
Location: NY
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BFD. Anyone who ever hired a lawn service, ate in a restaurant, bought food from a grocery store...the list is endless...probably had direct or indirect contact with an illegal. This gotcha stuff is stupid.
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:42 AM
 
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OOPS!

Report: Lou Dobbs employed illegal immigrants
Report: Lou Dobbs employed illegal immigrants | The Upshot Yahoo! News - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20101007/cm_yblog_upshot/report-lou-dobbs-employed-undocumented-immigrants - broken link)

Dobbs might want to pause before making illegal immigration a signature campaign issue: At least five illegal immigrants have reportedly worked on his properties.
FYI, Dobbs flip flopped over to the pro-illegal side after he left CNN.
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Over the last ten years, 2/3 of the houses in the US were built by illegal labor.
Which explains the shoddy construction. Most of the houses built by illegals will either have to be totally renovated or demolished. No wonder ‘Holmes on Homes’ is so popular on HGTV.


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Money Magazine) -- Less than a year after moving into her new 2,100-square-foot house in Lenexa, Kans., Susan Sabin has strung up lemon lights in her front window.

The lemons, she says, go perfectly with the home's most prominent features: jammed doors, warped windows, bent pipes and cracked walls. "The house is essentially splitting in two," says Sabin.

At the peak of the recent housing boom, home buyers scooped up a million newly built homes every year while homeowners poured more than $200 billion into renovations. But now stories of shifting soil, leaky roofs, damaged stucco and other construction defects abound.

Though many builders have worked to improve the quality of their houses over the past decade, says Alan Mooney, president of Criterium Engineers, a national engineering firm, the building frenzy also opened the door for unskilled labor, unscrupulous contractors and untested products.
Dark side of the housing boom: Shoddy construction - Feb. 14, 2007

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ROOFS and windows that leak whenever it rains.

Heating and air-conditioning units that can’t quite heat or cool the entire building.

Balconies with flaking concrete and wobbly railings.

These kinds of complaints have become more and more common in recent months, according to lawyers and engineers who represent owners of sleek new condominium units across the city
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http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/25/re...5cov.html?_r=2

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Fogal's troubles began when she and her 72-year-old husband, Bob, moved to a new housing development near Houston in 2002. That first night in the new house, the dining room ceiling collapsed. Bob had pulled the plug in the Jacuzzi tub upstairs, and 100 gallons of water came crashing through the ceiling downstairs because the plumbing drains were not connected.

"That was a preview of coming attractions," Fogal says. Later, the roof and windows leaked, the yard flooded, the shower walls started bowing out, the floor in the kitchen started sinking, and mold began to grow all over the house. The smell was terrible, she recalls, and eventually Fogal's doctor ordered her to leave the house because of the dangerous mold levels. A construction company hired by the Fogals estimated that it would take $150,000 to repair everything. "I could afford my mortgage payment, but I couldn't afford $150,000 in repairs," says Fogal, who had a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage at the time. The home — appraised at $408,000 the day the couple bought it — ended up selling for $234,000 at a foreclosure auction.
Some foreclosures seen due to shoddy construction - Business - Bloomberg Businessweek - msnbc.com
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Default Shocker! Lou Dobbs relied on undocumented labor

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Former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs, who has been known for lengthy commentary against "illegal aliens" and those who employ them, has been found to have employed undocumented workers himself, according to a new report.

The Nation reports 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."
The Scoop - Report: Lou Dobbs relied on undocumented labor

Lou Dobbs, American Hypocrite | The Nation

What incredible hypocrisy.
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:44 AM
 
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Duplicate thread. Use the search function!
Did Lou Dobbs Hire Illegal Labor?
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:49 AM
 
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Which explains the shoddy construction. Most of the houses built by illegals will either have to be totally renovated or demolished. No wonder ‘Holmes on Homes’ is so popular on HGTV.
I've alwaysed wondered about how well trained many of these immigrant workers are that I see doing construction. I mean does their lack of english affect how well they can read certain things?
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Hoboken
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If you read the article you will see he was lied to. He was assured the workers on his horses were legal. I don't even like Lou Dobbs but this type of reporting along with the Meg Whitman issue will cause fewer people with accents to get hired. If an employer is going to be held responsible for forged documents they won't want to get involved. The surest way to know you are complying with the law is to hire only people born in the US.
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Hoboken
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If you read the article you will see he was lied to. He was assured the workers on his horses were legal. I don't even like Lou Dobbs but this type of reporting along with the Meg Whitman issue will cause fewer people with accents to get hired. If an employer is going to be held responsible for forged documents they won't want to get involved. The surest way to know you are complying with the law is to hire only people born in the US.
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Hoboken
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If you read the article you will see he was lied to. He was assured the workers on his horses were legal. I don't even like Lou Dobbs but this type of reporting along with the Meg Whitman issue will cause fewer people with accents to get hired. If an employer is going to be held responsible for forged documents they won't want to get involved. The surest way to know you are complying with the law is to hire only people born in the US.
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Midwest City, Oklahoma
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If you read the article you will see he was lied to. He was assured the workers on his horses were legal. I don't even like Lou Dobbs but this type of reporting along with the Meg Whitman issue will cause fewer people with accents to get hired. If an employer is going to be held responsible for forged documents they won't want to get involved. The surest way to know you are complying with the law is to hire only people born in the US.

Exactly, this is the kind of desperate journalism that makes me sad to be associated with the utter ridiculousness of our system. Because people who don't like Lou Dobbs will use it as the rallying cry for their cause. Pathetic.
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