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Romney Fires Landscaper

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Republican Mitt Romney is dealing with another controversy surrounding illegal immigrants doing work at his Belmont home.

The former governor fired a landscaping company today after learning for a second time about undocumented workers laboring on the property.

The former Massachusetts governor has made combatting illegal immigration a core theme of his White House run.

During a debate last week in Florida, fellow Republican Rudy Giuliani accused Romney of owning a "sanctuary mansion'' after The Boston Globe reported last year his landscaper employed illegal workers.

Romney denied the charge, saying he wasn't responsible for a legal company hiring illegal workers.

But in a follow-up report, the Globe says a worker raking leaves at Romney's house the day after the debate told a reporter that he paid $7,000 to be smuggled into the U.S. from Arizona.

This program aired on December 5, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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