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Mitt Romney, (left), and Rudy Giuliani, (right), speak during the CNN/YouTube Republican presidential debate. Stan Honda, AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Washington Post: In Debate, Romney and Giuliani Clash on Immigration Issues — "The Republican candidates for president engaged in a two-hour free-for-all Wednesday night. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani immediately set the tone for the combative event, using the first question to continue a weeks-long feud they have waged on the campaign trail. Each accused the other of ignoring laws against illegal immigration and distorting one another's record on the issue."

If you missed the debate, you can watch it here. What were your impressions? Who would you vote for and why?

[On today's show, Farai will dissect last night's debate with two political experts. Check back at 4PM ET for a link to the audio.]

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Immigration expert Susan Kesh (sp?) commented about Romney's liability for hiring undocumented workers to landscape his home. He claims he had no reason to know their status. Kesh focussed on the question of whether, under the law, he could be considered an employer, and thus bound to ask the questions. I think there's a much larger (and really, more obvious) question. I want to know how Romney, and all the other rich people who hire low wage immigrant workers, can not know that undocumented workers have to accept low wages precisely because they have so few legal protections. The millionaires never ask themselves how they can get away with paying such low wages? Hard to believe.

Sent by Paul deLeon | 4:01 PM | 12-2-2007