A convicted felon who was deported for drug possession is one of 16 illegal immigrants suing an Arizona rancher for stopping them at gunpoint after they sneaked across the U.S.-Mexico border on his property, Jerry Seper is reporting.
Gerardo Gonzalez, who was deported in 1993, and 15 other Mexican nationals have filed a federal lawsuit against rancher Roger Barnett, accusing him of violating their civil rights and seeking $32 million in damages. Gonzalez’s illegal re-entry after deportation would be another felony.
Uh … huh?!
Well, the rancher did impede their “pursuit of happiness.” But that’s not in the Constitution.
This is what makes this country great: A foreign criminal can sue a U.S. citizen for preventing the criminal from committing another felony on the citizen’s property. Wait, that didn’t come out right.