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George LeMieux and cheap Mexican labor

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September

From Jim DeFede:

"The law firm led by newly appointed U.S. Senator George LeMieux was responsible for securing dozens of visas for foreign workers to enter the country and help construct the St. Regis hotel and condominiums in Bal Harbour – a move that left American sheet metal workers out of a job.

LeMieux is chairman of Gunster Yoakley, a Ft. Lauderdale-based law firm which specializes in helping companies hire foreigners to replace American workers inside the United States.

In the case of the St. Regis project, Gunster Yoakley represented CYVSA International, a Mexican sheet metal firm which wanted to bring its own workforce into the country."

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:16pm]

    

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