Multitude of Lawsuits Expected from Border Crisis
July 12, 2014 - 3:21 pm
This makes me want to put my fist through the wall.
Illegal immigrants pouring across the border could trigger a wave of lawsuits flooding the U.S. court system for years and costing taxpayers millions, according to legal experts.
The American Civil Liberties Union has already sued the federal government to ensure that each of the 60,000-plus unaccompanied children who have come across the border since November gets taxpayer-funded representation at deportation hearings. But legal advocacy groups who represent illegal immigrants could file additional suits alleging improper treatment at the hands of the government. And with the system overwhelmed, there’s little doubt corners are being cut.
“You can bet there is a phalanx of left-wing lawyers trying to line up illegal alien plaintiffs,” said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch.
Slow asylum hearing dockets — like those that have already prompted a class action suit on behalf of 40,000 illegal immigrants — are certain to get much worse, experts say. But every interaction between the government and the illegal immigrants pouring in could potentially trigger a cause of action if lawyers can prove the letter of the law was not followed.
Jessica Vaughn, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, said there’s little the White House can do now that the children — most of whom are from Central America —are already here. Under U.S. law, kids from non-contiguous countries cannot be turned back at the border and must be granted deportation hearings.
“If we start sending these kids back to their home countries, there will be lawsuits galore,” said Vaughn. “We’re already seeing suits for conditions and denial of privileges. The sky’s the limit, it could be a nightmare.”
So, to sum up: These left-wing lawyers advocate for policies that cause the illegal-alien crush at the border in the first place and then enrich themselves by suing the government because the Feds are unprepared for the deluge.
Is this a great country, or what?
I have several descriptives I could use in venting my rage against these attorneys, but this is a family website and rather than write something that would get me fired, I will simply refer to them as garden variety pond scum.
We live in a suit-happy society, so I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised when lawyers take full advantage of an awful situation in order to gain notoriety and wealth. But that shouldn’t lessen our total contempt for the maggots who feed off of tragedy.
No doubt there is a special level of hell reserved for their kind.