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LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Litigation to make a living is a growing profession of sorts. Eyewitness News has been investigating lawsuits based on alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, meant to protect the disabled. But critics say the lawsuits filed by professional plaintiffs are more about greed than helping the disabled. Alfredo Garcia, a paraplegic who has been in a wheelchair since 1996, is a serial plaintiff. The 41-year-old illegal immigrant and convicted felon makes a living suing small businesses in Southern California for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act and its California equivalent. His days are spent going from business to business looking for violations like a bathroom mirror or a paper-towel dispenser that's too high.
The Virginia man suspected in a drunken-driving crash that killed a Catholic nun in Prince William County this weekend is an illegal immigrant and repeat offender who was awaiting deportation and whom federal immigration authorities had released pending further proceedings, police said Monday. Carlos Montano, a county resident, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and drunken driving. Mr. Montano had been arrested two other times on drunken-driving charges, and on at least one of those occasions county police reported him to federal authorities. "We have determined that he is in the country illegally. He has been arrested by Prince William County Police in the past, said police spokesman Jonathan Perok.
Following up on California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s suggestion on Monday to build a prison in Mexico, the Sacramento Bee researched the numbers of immigrant inmates. It found that as of Dec. 31, California prisons had 22,173 inmates with an immigration hold or potential immigration hold. That represented 13 percent of the state’s 168,830 inmates. The paper said 15,124 of the 22,173 inmates self-identified as Mexican natives, equal to 68.2 percent. The second-highest country was El Salvador, which had 1,133, or 5.1 percent.
Originally posted by Jeanius
This is too good to be true.
This is anti-immigrant propaganda at it's finest.
Originally posted by harrytuttle
While I agree that what this schmuck is doing sucks big time, what concerns me more is that our US Judicial System allows this to even occur in the first place. There will always be greedy scam artists, but if our system was set up properly, these kinds of shenanigans wouldn't be able to occur.
This latest illegal-alien-ex-convict-paraplegic is just the messenger, underscoring the point of how broken our "legal" system truly is.
edit on 15-9-2010 by harrytuttle because: to enhance readbility
Originally posted by FutureThinker
This guy should never have been allowed to fill out any legal forms at all, "HE"S ILLEGAL".
These type of people that go around and sue everybody for a paycheck are the lowest of low in
our country, no matter what color, race or ethnic background they come from.
I don't want him put in jail, Then I will have to pay for him, and most likely he will cost even
more because he disabled. I want him deported back to his country, let them deal with the scum.
DISGUSTING, THE WHOLE THING