Coming to America has been described as winning the lottery, and five illegal immigrant mothers may have hit the jackpot.
It’s bad enough Americans must endure illegal immigrants going on popular national TV shows in open defiance of U.S. laws to espouse their open border views, but now five mothers who entered the country illegally are suing the federal government for millions of dollars.
For inadequate medical care, psychological trauma and for being wrongfully imprisoned.
After being taken into custody, the women were detained in facilities along with their children, and say the experience resulted in psychological damage and physical harm, the Associated Press reported.
And with the help of a few opportunistic lawyers, the women are taking advantage of the U.S. legal system that they otherwise flout to seek a payout of millions of dollars, according to court documents filed this week.
According to the AP:
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.
The tort claims, a precursor to a federal lawsuit, also target U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE oversees two family detention centers in South Texas and another in Pennsylvania that currently hold about 1,400 people.
“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.
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With tens of thousands of illegal immigrants flooding the U.S. border with Mexico over the past year — and still coming — Free and his ilk will have plenty of opportunities to fleece U.S. taxpayers.
A sampling of the complaints, as reported by the AP:
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.
Of no surprise, the AP reported that more than 170 House Democrats have called on Homeland Security to end family detention.
Meanwhile, along with the growing number of American citizens being killed by illegal immigrants, U.S. citizens can now look forward to a wave of frivolous lawsuits that will cost them millions of dollars.
America — what’s not to love?
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