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 who accuse him of conspiring to violate their civil rights when he stopped them at gunpoint on his ranch on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Roger Barnett, 64, began rounding up illegal immigrants in 1998 and turning them over to the U.S. Border Patrol, he said, after they destroyed his property, killed his calves and broke into his home.
Barnett has captured 12,000 illegals crossing his land over several years. They caused lots of damage to his property. The US government did not defend his property. He had to do it himself. In response to his doing what was necessary the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) is attacking him using illegal aliens in a lawsuit against him. This is an outrage.
In an earlier and more sane era Barnett would have been congratulated and the lawsuit would have been thrown out. But the Left's attack on American society has greatly weakened our ability to do reasonable things to make our society work well. We are worse off for this attack.
|Share |||By Randall Parker at 2009 May 30 10:42 PM Immigration Law Enforcement|