Illegal immigrant lawsuits, which could allegedly clog the United States court system for years, is being predicted by Judicial Watch and immigration advocacy groups. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has already sued the federal government to make sure that all of the 57,000 plus illegal immigrant children who surrendered to Border Patrol agents in Texas receive taxpayer-funded legal representation during deportation hearings. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, immigration agency reports indicate that 46 percent of border crossers do not show up for deportation hearings after being released pending the proceeding.
Immigration advocacy groups who often aid illegal aliens in court filings indicate that lawsuits stemming from “improper treatment at the hands of the government” could be forthcoming. Deportation hearing delays caused by the massive influx of illegal immigrants riding The Beast, a Mexican train, to the South Texas border is one of the possible lawsuit filing causes cited.
The Center for Immigration Studies Director of Policy Studies Jessica Vaughn had this to say when asked about lawsuits against the U.S. government by illegal immigrants:
“If we start sending these kids back to their home countries, there will be lawsuits galore. We’re already seeing suits for conditions and denial of privileges. The skies the limit, it could be a nightmare.”
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said, “You can bet there is a phalanx of left-wing lawyers to line up illegal alien plaintiffs.”
Delays in asylum hearing scheduling have already promoted a class action lawsuit on the behalf of 40,000 illegal immigrants. If lawyers representing the individuals who entered America illegally can prove that the letter of the law was not expressly followed during the surrenders, holding, feeding, medical care, and transportation of the illegal immigrants, a lawsuit could be filed. Due to the tens of thousands of people pouring across the Texas border, resources have been overwhelmed and it is quite possible that housing protocol and hearing timelines may not be able to be adhered to by the Border Patrol.
One illegal immigrant lawsuit was filed by a women who claims the Border Patrol kept her in her car for eight hours and did not feed her. In March, Americans for Immigration Justice filed a lawsuit claiming that the illegal immigrant holding center in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas was “brightly lit” and cold and the cells did not have cots.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled in favor of the family of a Mexican teen who was claimed Border Patrol agents threw rocks at him. Even though the alleged incident took place with the teen standing on Mexican soil, the court ruled the boy still had rights under the United States Constitution and the case can proceed. The family is suing for $325 million.
What do you think about illegal immigrants lawsuits against the U.S. government over speedy trial delays and holding facility conditions?