One of the top political contributors to the Democrat party is the trial lawyers association, so it’s not surprising they’ve jumped enthusiasitically on the illegal immigrant bandwagon.
According to Foxnews.com, “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.”
This is probably where the bulk of that $3.7 billion dollars requested by Obama will go. Here we have struggling American middle-income families about to get hit with a bill to pay for legal representation for those here illegally.
Consider this case: earlier this month the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled that a Mexican teenager killed on Mexican soil by a Border Patrol agent who claims he was being pelted with rocks had rights under the U.S. constitution. His family is suing for $325 million. Folks, welcome to Obamaworld.
This is about as disgusting as lawyering up unlawful enemy combatants after giving them American constitutional rights. Who at this critical time is standing up and defending Americans? Why should anyone even bother trying to enter America as a legal immigrant – or following and respecting our rule of law? And consider the costs of education and healthcare we taxpayers will have to pick up.
“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.
Anyone who thinks this whole thing hasn’t been planned must have been visiting Colorado recently for a “rocky mountain high.” There’s just too much coordination and collusion with sponsor organizations and lawyers accommodating this crisis — as Rahm Emanuel once said, “never let a good crisis go to waste.”
Fox reports that “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.”
“This administration is empowering these groups by not lifting a finger to defend itself,” Vaughn said. “ICE often times doesn’t bother to send a prosecutor to appear in court. This creates a climate which makes people think they can get away with anything.”
You can be certain President Obama won’t narrow the definition of the 2008 law signed by President Bush that applied to victims of child human and sex trafficking. Obama and Valerie Jarrett knew very well how they could hide behind this law and set the conditions for a legal tsunami. These cases take forever to process and are certain to get much worse.
Not surprisingly, “Illegal immigrant advocacy groups hailed the ACLU suit filed Wednesday in San Antonio on behalf of eight illegal immigrants ranging in age from 10-17. Immigration courts do not have to provide legal representation for adult illegal immigrants who are fighting deportation, but the ACLU suit said that the children it is representing must get legal help. And they have not been able to find lawyers, partly because the nation’s immigration courts are backlogged by 367,000 pending cases of children and adults, according to the suit. “We welcome this suit with open arms,” says Cheryl Little executive director of Americans for Immigrant Justice.”
And just so you get a sense of how disturbed the ACLU mindset is, they’re looking for other causes of action amid the border crisis as well. “There was only one open bathroom and no activities for children who were stuffed into small cells,” said ACLU of Texas senior staff attorney Adriana Pinon. “We’re monitoring the situation. There’s always the possibility of a lawsuit.”
Of course there is.
“The president is asking U.S. taxpayers to spend millions to help illegal immigrants who knowingly broke our laws to avoid deportation,” says Vaughn. “The federal government is undercutting its entire mission. No one is defending our law. The average taxpayer does not have the means,” Vaughn said. “There’s more financial aid available to illegal immigrants than there is for the average taxpayer.”
Again I ask, on whose side is Barack Hussein Obama?