#1 Arizona Rancher Who Stopped Illegal Immigrants Now Fighting $32 Million Lawsuit
02-09-2009, 05:14 PM
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Arizona Rancher Who Stopped Illegal Immigrants at Border Now Fighting $32 Million Lawsuit
From Fox News
Monday, February 09, 2009
An Arizona man who has waged a 10-year campaign to stop a flood of illegal immigrants from crossing his property is being sued by 16 Mexican nationals — seeking $32 million in damages — who accuse him of conspiring to violate their civil rights :eek: when he stopped them at gunpoint on his ranch on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Washington Times reported Monday.
The rancher, Roger Barnett, 64, began rounding up illegal immigrants in 1998 and turning them over to the U.S. Border Patrol after they destroyed his property, killed his calves and broke into his home, the newspaper reported.
The lawsuit is based on a March 7, 2004, incident in a dry wash on the 22,000-acre ranch, when he approached a group of illegal immigrants while carrying a gun and accompanied by a large dog.
Attorneys for the immigrants — five women and 11 men who were trying to cross illegally into the United States — have accused Barnett of holding the group captive at gunpoint, threatening to turn his dog loose on them and saying he would shoot anyone who tried to escape.
His Cross Rail Ranch near Douglas, Ariz., is known by federal and county law enforcement authorities as "the avenue of choice" for immigrants seeking to enter the United States illegally, the newspaper reports."Because we're a great nation, our challenges seem complex; it will always be this way. But as long as we remember our first principals and believe in ourselves, the future will always be ours." -Reagan
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02-09-2009, 05:43 PM
He needs to counter-sue the illegal aliens, the Mexican government, and the U.S. government for violation of U.S. environmental statutes. By encouraging illegal alien activity on a fragile ecosystem, all of the above have forced the rancher to be in constant violation of both state and federal environmental regulations.
We're taking big money here. ;)
02-09-2009, 08:56 PM
GOD BLESS ROGER!Secular militants, not Christian conservatives, currently strive to transform America in a way our founders would neither recognize nor approve.
02-09-2009, 11:58 PM
I'd say he more than had the right to do what he did...and should countersue! :eek:"Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson
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