Skip to comments.Let It Rip: Romney's Illegal Landscapers (OOOPS!)
Posted on 12/01/2006 6:51:21 AM PST by areafiftyone
Boston -- Governor Mitt Romney has started his push for the White House, but a recent story could be damaging for Romney. Romney has been an advocate for rounding up illegal immigrants but he may have to take care of his own backyard. Check out what the FOX25 Morning News has to say right here on MyFoxBoston.com.
He hired a company that hired illegal aliens, apparently. He didn't hire them directly, as those who hire illegal nannies. This is like saying you have to check the immigration status of the workers next time you go to a restaurant.
Mitt letting this run early to see how it plays out????
I don't think so. Massachusetts Republicans are not happy with Mitt - He totally ignored them and gave money to Republicans in other states. I think this is a bit of revenge on their part.
When will the crackdown begin on companies that hire illegals? (rhetorical question)
Tom Tancredo will be rolling in the mud even more as he had his basement home theater built by guys named Jose and Pedro.
Why not? A contractor used by WalMart hired illegals, and it was WM that got into hot water and was on the receiving end of the bad press.
This reminds me of all the nannygate scandals a while back.
Some candidate or appointee would be caught having hired, knowingly or unknowingly, an illegal.
I'd better not run for office- the guys hired by my gardener to mow and blow my little patch of lawn, trim my bushes, and whack the dead leaves off the palm tree just may be here illegally!
WalMart is a target because they are Republican, and donate a lot of money to Republican causes. That's why they got the treatment, too. They didn't, and they don't, deserve the attacks they are getting from the Left.
And if you've got proof they are illegals, *()&^%$$@, post it!
Lots more info here.
Romney: Do as I say, not as I do!!
I'm in complete agreement with you. I have no sympathy for those who hire illegals and get caught, but as you say, are we supposed to be responsible for checking out the status of the employees of a restaurant?
As a consumer should I stop buying chicken in the supermarket because many growers use illegals to catch the birds?
That name should've been a dead giveaway.
If I recall correctly, wasn't Bernie K. basically FORCED to give up his appointement to Homeland Security, because of this issue?
deserve it or not, republicans need to be squeaky clean just to be considered. why can't we find someone who doesn't have any of these negatives?
maybe it ain't his fault, but do we need any more subtle cries that we are racist and exploitive?
The newspeople said, "Well, he should have known. They were speaking Spanish." Okay. Does that mean that every time we are greeted by a Spanish speaking worker at a fast food restaurant, or anyplace else, that we're supposed to ask about their immigration status?
The fact is, even employers are between a rock and a hard place. The huge majority of these people present phony documents. The employer could verify social security numbers every time they got an Hispanic applicant, but then they'd be sued for discrimination under Title VII.
"Asked by a reporter yesterday about his use of Community Lawn Service with a Heart, Romney, who was hosting the Republican Governors Association conference in Miami, said, "Aw, geez," and walked away."
The long knives are out for Romney.
You people make me laugh. He hired a company to work on his yard. Was he expected to walk around and demand proof of status of everyone one of those workers?
Talk to the contractor that paid them, not the person who hired the contractor. What a joke...la
Your comparison is totally flawed.
And these illegals worked for him for 8 years.
My sister recently built a house. She made sure that none of the contracters and sub-contracters who worked on the house had illegals working there.
It is possible to obey the law.
Bernie was in trouble over fooling around with some woman in a love nest that he didn't pay for.
"The employer could verify social security numbers every time they got an Hispanic applicant, but then they'd be sued for discrimination under Title VII."
You sure about that? Ever heard of the Basic Pilot program?
You're right. It's called "eating our own".
After May 1st of this year I went to the trouble to find out that most of the employees at my favorite Mexican restaurant were largely illegals from Jalisco. ICE refused to do anything.
I miss the #23 lunch special, but haven't been back since.
That's the first thing I did when I bought a restaurant a few years ago.
The dish washer showed me his Mexican ID. I told him not to come back.
I've felt bad ever since for not going the additional step of turning his criminal invader butt into the INS.
Can't win for losing........
This is a hit piece by our liberal friends on Fox 25. You just advanced their cause. Congratulations.
Yeah. Law and Order had a "ripped from the headlines" episode about it.
Tom Tancredo basically admitted himself it was illegals who built Tancredo's home theater basement, but he blamed it on the contractor.
DENVER A congressman who has been demanding tighter immigration controls is defending himself against allegations that illegal immigrants remodeled his basement. Two employees of a contracting company say they and other illegal immigrants from Latin America helped install a home entertainment center and a bedroom in the Littleton home of Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., The Denver Post reported Thursday. Last month, after the Post wrote about a young illegal immigrant's struggle to pay for college, Tancredo reported the teen and his family to the Immigration and Naturalization Service. On Thursday, Tancredo said that when the remodeling was done last fall, he never asked about the workers' immigration status. Even if the workers were in the country illegally, "what is my responsibility at this point in time?" Tancredo said in a telephone interview from Washington. "I go to dinner at restaurants and probably have come into contact with people who are here illegally. I do not ask, of course. It is actually illegal and you can be sued."
Kimberly when is Tom tancredo going to call the press and with a sledgehammer destroy his basement home theater, because it was built with "impure" labor.
I can forgive him for this. Although I still don't think he's the best the GOP can do for '08.
My favorite Mexican place didn't hire illegals and the owner was very proud of that fact. Unfortunately, he and his wife were also running a brothel, that catered to the illegals in the area.
Needless to say, I no longer patronize the place..........
Nice hit piece. It's bullshit, but it did make me laugh...la
I'm with Sajak. Out them all.
Oh what a complete crock.
The story you posted has a Boston Globe reporter interviewing four people that say they are illegal immigrants working for this landscaping company that were never asked for legal papers and that they are paid $9 to $10 an hour under the table.
The Globe is trying to have it every which way to Sunday. There is no mention of legal repercussions for the employer or the workers. Is the Globe going to interview the workers of other companies that work for prominent Mass. Democrat politicians? So the Globe wants to embarass Romney because he's a Republican by highlighting illegal immigrants hired by an otherwise legal contractor, a violation of immigration laws that the Globe otherwise endorses? Please!
This is nothing but a hit job by liberal media hacks and Freepers like yourself that charachterize this as a do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do scenario. It isn't.
As another Freeper put it so well: this is like expecting a restaurant owner to disclose all of their worker's legal status before ordering food.
I understand your disgust. They should have checked the ID's of their Johns.
Then you done good.
Scienter is a legal term that refers to knowledge of wrongdoing. This means that an offending party has knowledge of the "wrongness" of an act or event prior to committing it. For example, if a man sells a car with brakes that don't work to his friend, and he doesn't know about the problem, then the man has no scienter. If he sells the car and knew of the problem before he sold, he has scienter.
No `scienter', no wrongdoing.
Actually, Basic Pilot went into effect since I last looked at the problem. Before that, you could use other means to verify social security, but it cost something, and if you didn't do it for everybody -- just those who "looked" illegal -- you could be sued.
It looks like Basic Pilot is a good idea. Easy and free. It should be mandatory.
Mitt may not be your cup of tea, but to cooperate with the Left to bring him down is not going to advance the Republican agenda. It's shameful.
Nice try. Won't work.
see my last post.
Re Bernie. The illegal alien situation was mentioned, but that was not what caused him to give up the appointment.
EXACTLY!! Poor Boston Globe must be really worried about Mitt's chances of being president.
OH PULEEZE every candidate is going to come under some scrutiney for every thing they doo. If they say BOO the wrong way they will come under it. They can't escape it. They can stick up for themselves and I'm sure Romney can. Just remember the Republicans in Massachusetts are not happy with Romney too they are pissed off at him because he did not give them any money for their candidates and they feel he snubbed them. It could be Republicans or Democrats doing this. My posting this does nothing. People who like Romeny will not care one bit. You think no one reads the news but freepers? Millions of people listen to that Fox affiliate in Massachusetts and have seen this on TV! This has been out there. GET A GRIP!
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