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Illegal Immigrant Sues Border Patrol

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posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 04:40 PM
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Source: www.kpho.com...#-


YUMA, Ariz. -- An illegal immigrant who was struck and severely injured by a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle that also hit and killed his daughter is suing the government.

Lawyers for Juan Cruz Torralva accuse Border Patrol agent Gregorio Garcia of driving recklessly on the night of March 5, 2006, when he ran over Cruz and his 12-year-old daughter, Lourdes Cruz Morales, in the desert near Dateland, Ariz.

Cruz and his daughter were on the final leg of a three-day trek across the border when they were hit. According to the suit filed last month in U.S. District Court in Tucson, Garcia was driving across the desert after another group of illegal immigrants at such a high rate of speed that he could not control his pickup or avoid hitting Cruz and his daughter.

The patrol has said previously that Garcia never saw the father and daughter because they were hidden behind a bush that was in the path of the vehicle.


This is ridiculous.

A border patrol agent doing his job accidentally runs over a man and his daughter who were entering the country illegally. While I can certainly empathize over the loss of a child, I have to think that all liability lays with the one committing a criminal act.

What's next ... the family of a terrorist suing an airline for wrongful death when a hijacked plane crashes?




posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 04:47 PM
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Ohhh yes, Yuma- "The armpit of America"

That lawsuit does not surprise me one bit. Next we'll have those illegals suing the US Gov't for not teaching them swimming lessons to cross the Colorado River.................


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posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 05:26 PM
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Is there nothing too idiotic anymore for the courts to consider? The guy had no right to be in the country in the first place! He was illegally crossing the border when the accident occurred ,so what legal grounds does he have to sue on?

I feel bad for the daughter, but the guilt is on her father, not on the agent.



posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 05:33 PM
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Originally posted by LLoyd45
Is there nothing too idiotic anymore for the courts to consider? The guy had no right to be in the country in the first place! He was illegally crossing the border when the accident occurred ,so what legal grounds does he have to sue on?

I feel bad for the daughter, but the guilt is on her father, not on the agent.


I agree; I think the the US Customs and Border Patrol should Counter-sue that "illegal" for murder of an innocent child, unnecessary risk of life for that child, unnecessary risk of death of a US Border Patrolman, PTS for the Patrolman ...etc etc. Shove it down that idiots throat.



posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 06:41 PM
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The first thing that crossed my mind when I read this was the scene from the movie "Liar Liar" where Jim Carey's secretary rants about a burglar sueing her sister because while he was breaking in, he fell onto some kitchen knives and the burglar won the $5000 suit. Jim Carey replied, "I'd have got him 10".

If a woman can become a millionaire overnight by spilling steaming hot coffee on herself after driving away from a fastfood joint, then nothing...absolutely nothing...is off the table as grounds for a lawsuit.

Here is the sad story that will follow. After a thorough investigation and lengthy trial and appeal, the Supreme Court finds the BPA guilty of negligent homicide, vehicular manslaughter and vehicular assault. The agent is sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. The victim is awarded some monetary prize equal to twice the BPA's entire family net worth. However, the victim is in violation of the Immigration and Naturalization Act and must either provide a temporary visa or proof that there is an attempt at nationalization proceedings, else they will be escorted back to the US-Mexican border and turned over to Mexican border officials.

Precedent set...illegals will start jumping in front of autos, ATVs, cycles or agents running at a high rate of speed, just to get the settlement. Welcome to Dante's 7th circle of Hell. Next stop, the Abyss.



posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 06:48 PM
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The first thing that crossed my mind when I read this was the scene from the movie "Liar Liar" where Jim Carey's secretary rants about a burglar sueing her sister because while he was breaking in, he fell onto some kitchen knives


Yeah, My Grandfather was sued when his dog bit the intruder while his was in the house trying to steal something. I hope the judge/court throw this out without a trial.



posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 07:40 PM
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How come if you are an unlicensed driver and get into an accident it is automatically your fault because "you should not legally have been driving", but when an illegal alien is hurt here they can sue even though "they should not legally even have been here"? This should be thrown out of court.



posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 11:33 PM
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It just occurred to me that since he was injured, he surely received medical care from somewhere. If it was in a US hospital, I wonder who got stuck with the bill?

I had eye surgery several months ago and spent one night in the hospital. The bill was over $60,000. I can only imagine what the tab for long-term critical care would be.



posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 11:45 PM
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Perhaps a voice of reason needs to be inserted here.

1) Were they here legally? Apparently not, I've seen nothing to refute this so we'll take it as fact.

2) Were they hit by the driver? Yes, again, we'll take this as fact.

3) Was the driver at fault? Perhaps, perhaps not. This is what a court must decide.

4) Does their legal status have anything to do with the remedy/recourse activity of the party? No. Pretty simple. I've seen this argument many times but it does not eliminate the damage to them, nor does it discount their medical condition.

I'm sure medical costs in Mexico are fairly cheap, if you want a compromise and the driver is found at fault, award them the amount it would cost for care in Mexico.

Return them to a Mexican hospital now and send the bill.

5) People seem to be so hard on Immigrants, like our policy is so sound and reasonable when it clearly is not.

Let's remember that they are not the "Huns" or anything, many are people.



posted on Sep, 3 2008 @ 12:21 AM
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Obviously this case is BS, and I hope it gets thrown out to set a stern precedent.

I think the Border Patrol should countersue for child endangerment, trespassing, and anything else they possibly can.



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