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Lou Dobbs denies hiring illegal immigrants

Responding to a report from The Nation alleging that he relied on undocumented labor, former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs is speaking out. "I have never, nor has The Dobbs Group at any time, hired an illegal immigrant," Dobbs said on his radio show Thursday afternoon. The Nation's report claimed that Dobbs has "relied for years on undocumented labor for the upkeep of his multimillion-dollar estates and

Responding to a report from The Nation alleging that he relied on undocumented labor, former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs is speaking out. "I have never, nor has The Dobbs Group at any time, hired an illegal immigrant," Dobbs said on his radio show Thursday afternoon. The Nation's report claimed 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." Dobbs, known for lengthy commentary against "illegal aliens," interviewed the report's author, Isabel Macdonald, about the claim. Macdonald eventually conceded that it was contractors hired by Dobbs who actually hired undocumented workers. UPDATE 11:30 p.m. ET: Dobbs and Macdonald further debated the issue on Lawrence O'Donnell's show "The Last Word" Thursday night on MSNBC TV. Watch the video below:

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