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August 23, 2005

How To Be An Illegal Immigrant And Win A Ranch By Judicial Fiat

Topics: Immigration and Border Issues

And our courts just keep on "movingOn," ever more left-leaning and out-of-touch with reality. Another judicial fiat resulting in a very bizare happenstance. A 70-acre property in the U.S., about two miles from the Mexican border, is being given to two ILLEGAL immigrants who were caught by an anti-illegal immigration group trying to enter the United States illegally.

Just a few months ago, this ranch was known as Camp Thunderbird, the headquarters of a paramilitary group that promised to use force to keep illegal immigrants from sneaking across the border with Mexico. Now, in a turnabout, the 70-acre property about two miles from the border is being given to two immigrants whom the group caught trying to enter the United States illegally.

The land transfer is being made to satisfy judgments in a lawsuit in which the immigrants had said that Casey Nethercott, the owner of the ranch and a former leader of the vigilante group Ranch Rescue, had harmed them.

"Certainly it's poetic justice that these undocumented workers own this land," said Morris S. Dees Jr., co-founder and chief trial counsel of the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Ala., which represented the immigrants in their lawsuit.

Mr. Dees said the loss of the ranch would "send a pretty important message to those who come to the border to use violence."

A most interesting note is that "The surrender of the ranch comes as the governors of Arizona and New Mexico have declared a state of emergency because of the influx of illegal immigrants and related crime along the border." A Douglas resident briefly affiliated with Ranch Rescue who is still active in the border-patrolling Minuteman Project, called the land transfer "ridiculous."

The two illegals who were GIVEN the property by A JUDGE via a default judgement have applied for visas that are available to immigrants who are the victims of certain crimes and who cooperate with the authorities. Apparently, until a decision was made on their applications, the two illegals ill be allowed to stay and work in the United States on a year-to-year basis, and continue to own the property if they wish.

Other coverage: Dangerous Dan, The Political Teen, Iowa Voice,

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Posted by Richard at August 23, 2005 12:50 PM

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