There’s no doubt that the reported $6 million a year Dobbs raked in while bashing undocumented immigrants at CNN has helped him amass real estate and boosted his family’s profile in the elite world of horse shows. But without undocumented immigrants, just who would look after Dobbs’s properties?

In a major investigative piece in this issue of The Nation, "Lou Dobbs, American Hypocrite," Isabel Macdonald unmasks the former CNN host’s bluster about undocumented immigrants to be so much hot air. But in the case of Lou Dobbs, who made his name and his fortune lambasting "illegals" and their employers, the irony is breathtaking.