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Mitt Romney Watch: “Sanctuary Mansion” Landscapers Fired by Romney

Ricardo Saenz, owner of the company that employed illegal immigrants, worked on Mitt Romney’s lawn recently.

Mitt Romney who was CALLED OUT by Rudy Giuliani for having ILLEGAL ALIENS work on his Massachusetts mansion’s lawn has today finally fired the landscaping company.

Standing on stage at a Republican debate on the Gulf Coast of Florida last week, Mitt Romney repeatedly lashed out at rival Rudy Giuliani for providing sanctuary to illegal immigrants in New York City.

Yet, the very next morning, on Thursday, at least two illegal immigrants stepped out of a hulking maroon pickup truck in the driveway of Romney’s Belmont house, then proceeded to spend several hours raking leaves, clearing debris from Romney’s tennis court, and loading the refuse back on to the truck.

In fact, their work was part of a regular pattern. Despite a Globe story in Dec. 2006 that highlighted Romney’s use of illegal immigrants to tend to his lawn, Romney continued to employ the same landscaping company – until today. The landscaping company, in turn, continued to employ illegal immigrants.

Romney when confronted today in New Hampshire by Boston Globe reporters who asked him about the continued work by illegal aliens on his mansion lawn said:

“After this same issue arose last year, I gave the company a second chance with very specific conditions,” Romney said in the statement. “They were instructed to make sure people working for the company were of legal status. We personally met with the company in order to inform them about the importance of this matter. The owner of the company guaranteed us, in very certain terms, that the company would be in total compliance with the law going forward.

“The company’s failure to comply with the law is disappointing and inexcusable, and I believe it is important I take this action,” Romney said.

Romney then terminated the company, Community Lawn Service of Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Romney wrote a letter of termination to the landscaping company’s owner, Ricardo Saenz.

“Today I learned that employees of your company, who were assigned to work on my property, are not permitted to work in the United States. Given your company’s disregard for the clear instructions provided on this issue last year, I am forced to terminate my contract with your company, effective immediate,” he wrote.

Flap has been writing for OVER a year of how HYPOCRITCAL Romney has been on the issue of illegal aliens and illegal immigration. Dang, didn’t he know who was mowing his lawn after last December’s flap?

And, Romney has the AUDACITY to attack Rudy Giuiiani and Mike Huckabee on these issues?

Yet, Mitt throws the poor illegal landscapers “under the bus” just like faux-trooper Jay Garrity and Judge Tuttman because:


Mitt Romney WILL Say and Do Anything to trash his opponents and get himself elected.

Is this who American voters want as their next President?

Flap says no!


As usual, Romney hagiographer, Hugh Hewitt, makes excuses for Mitt.

Update #2:

Andrew Sullivan has it about RIGHT – LOL……RATTLED.

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