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You gotta be kidding me!

Here's a lulu of a lawsuit for you. 14 mexicans died in the desert while trying to sneak into the US. Their families are now suing the US gov't for $42 million dollars for making it too hard and dangerous to sneak into the US.
The lawsuit claims federal border policy forced the immigrants to enter through a treacherous desert area southwest of Tucson known to have little water and that Humane Borders was refused permission to place a water station "in the exact area" where the crossers died.

As far as I know, Border guards don't force anybody to cross the border. Call me crazy, but I think their job is to keep people from crossing the border.

Here's an ironic twist:
Robin Hoover, president of Humane Borders, said his group had filed for permission to set up the water station two months before the deadly desert crossing attempt. The filing was rejected, Hoover said, because of concerns for the endangered Sonoran pronghorn antelope.

What's a good leftie to do? Endanger the antelope or coddle the illegal immigrant? Decisions, decisions.

At the end of the article, we get this reality check:
In April, Joel Viveros-Flores, a former foreman at Vazquez Harvesting, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Phoenix to 18 months in prison.

His boss, Francisco Vazquez-Torres, the owner of Vazquez Harvesting, was sentenced on April 4 to 6 1/2 years in prison and fined $125,000.

Jesus Lopez Ramos, one of the guides for the illegal border crossers, was sentenced to 16 years in prison in February 2002.

Vasquez Harvesting, a Florida based labor company, was trying to bring these folks in. There's your liability; they're the ones that should be facing a lawsuit for wrongful death. Of course, they probably don't have $42 million in assets, so the lawyers decide to sue the gov't instead. Greed trumps justice every time.
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Of course it won't surprise anyone that the trial lawyers that do this sort of thing are predominately Democrats. Hummmm, I wonder why?
Posted by Sparkey  on  05/09  at  11:51 PM

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