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16 illegals sue Arizona rancher

Posted By admin On February 9, 2009 @ 11:22 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Jerry Seper
Washington Times [1]
Monday, Feb 9, 2009

An Arizona man who has waged a 10-year campaign to stop a flood of illegal immigrants from crossing his property is being sued by 16 Mexican nationals who accuse him of conspiring to violate their civil rights when he stopped them at gunpoint on his ranch on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Roger Barnett, 64, began rounding up illegal immigrants in 1998 and turning them over to the U.S. Border Patrol, he said, after they destroyed his property, killed his calves and broke into his home.

His Cross Rail Ranch near Douglas, Ariz., is known by federal and county law enforcement authorities as “the avenue of choice” for immigrants seeking to enter the United States illegally.

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Trial continues Monday in the federal lawsuit, which seeks $32 million in actual and punitive damages for civil rights violations, the infliction of emotional distress and other crimes. Also named are Mr. Barnett’s wife, Barbara, his brother, Donald, and Larry Dever, sheriff in Cochise County, Ariz., where the Barnetts live. The civil trial is expected to continue until Friday.

The lawsuit is based on a March 7, 2004, incident in a dry wash on the 22,000-acre ranch, when he approached a group of illegal immigrants while carrying a gun and accompanied by a large dog.

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[3] Rancher: Wild Hogs Eat Remains of Dead Illegals: http://www.prisonplanet.com/rancher-wild-hogs-eat-remains-of-dead-illegals.html

[4] Mexico’s illegals laws tougher than Arizona’s: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mexicos-illegals-laws-tougher-than-arizonas-3.html

[5] Arizona Rancher Possibly Killed By Illegal Immigrant: http://www.prisonplanet.com/arizona-rancher-possibly-killed-by-illegal-immigrant.html

[6] Top Official Says Feds May Not Process Illegals Referred From Arizona: http://www.prisonplanet.com/top-official-says-feds-may-not-process-illegals-referred-from-arizona.html

[7] Illegals Bankrupting Small Towns in Border States: http://www.prisonplanet.com/illegals-bankrupting-small-towns-in-border-states.html

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