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View Diary: BREAKING!! Chertoff's home cleaned by ... illegal immigrants! (217 comments)

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    From the Boston Globe story:

    The regional director of Homeland Security, Customs, and Border Protection was charged today with repeatedly hiring illegal immigrants to clean her Salem home after one cleaner wore a wire during an undercover investigation.

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    Henderson's fellow officers at US Customs and Border Protection told her in 2005 and 2006 that it was against the law to hire illegal immigrants and urged her to find another housekeeper.

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    "You have to be careful 'cause they will deport you. Be careful," Henderson told the housekeeper in a conversation Sept. 9, 2008, that was recorded on the wire. "Wow, wow, if you leave they won't let you back … you can't leave, don't leave … 'cause once you leave you will never be back."

    The Henderson story is much scarier, because Henderson knew she was employing illegals and held their illegal status over them to keep them in line. The Chertoff case is very different: the DHS did fail to check out the people with full access to the home of a vital official overseeing all our classified information, which is really quite scary, but there's no sign the DHS or Chertoff were intentionally exploiting these people.

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