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Illegal Alien Family Detainees Sue US For Untold Millions

How do you saw ‘miserable ingrate’ in Spanish? And don’t worry, as the lawyer here promises, this is just the beginning of the lawsuits.

From a joyous Associated Press:

Immigrant women allege mistreatment at US detention centers

By SETH ROBBINS | August 10, 2015

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Five immigrant mothers held in facilities with their children are seeking millions of dollars in damages from the U.S. government for what they contend is psychological and physical harm as a result of being detained, according to court papers filed Monday.

Andrew Free, a Nashville immigration lawyer representing the women, filed tort claims against the Department of Homeland Security, alleging the detained women and their children received inadequate medical care, suffered psychological trauma and in some cases were wrongfully imprisoned…

Now that is gratitude. But lest we forget, thanks to the concept of ‘sovereign immunity’ the United States as a sovereign country (cough) is immune from lawsuits unless it consents to being sued. (The Supreme Court in Price v. United States ruled: "It is an axiom of our jurisprudence. The government is not liable to suit unless it consents thereto, and its liability in suit cannot be extended beyond the plain language of the statute authorizing it.")

But, of course, in these case, the Obama administration is only be too happy to be sued.

"We expect this will be the first in a large set of filings on the mistreatment of these women and children on behalf of the government," Free said.

Naturally. And this will be yet another way to fund the lawyers in America-hating groups like the ACLU and La Raza.

Claimants in the 60-page filing, all from Guatemala, Honduras, or El Salvador, include a woman who said she received poor care for an injured ear because she could not speak to the medical staff in her indigenous language. Another said her children were among 250 kids given an erroneously high dose of a hepatitis A vaccine, despite their having proof of previous vaccination.

A mother and daughter fleeing gang violence and held for more than six months were both diagnosed by a psychologist with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression exacerbated by their long detention.

A Honduran mother reported that her 8-year-old daughter attempted to breast-feed again, and another woman and her son said they had languished in detention for 28 days…

When the same woman sought treatment for her broken fingers and wrist, she was allegedly told to "drink more water" by medical staff and her son was rushed to the hospital after "a virus apparently had gone untreated for a dangerously long time," according to the court papers.

The outrage. The heartbreak. Are they sure "millions of dollars" will be enough to make up for these traumas of ear aches and depression? Why not billions?

"By bearing witness and helping these women assert these claims, we are undermining the government’s narrative that this is a kindler gentler, detention policy," Free said.

In a better world, these illegal aliens would never have been detained in the first place. They would been fingerprinted and turned away at the border. And if they are caught again, they would be thrown in jail for ten years, and then deported. And shakedown artists like Mr. Free would be sitting in a jail with them.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015. Comments are currently closed.

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