Illegal Aliens Filing Lawsuits . . . And Getting Rich off of the American People

Dave Gibson, Norfolk Examiner (Virginia), February 6, 2010

On April 17, 2009, the Orange County Board of Supervisors agreed to pay $3.75 million, plus an additional $900,000 in medical expenses to an illegal alien who was severely beaten by other inmates in the Orange County Central Jail. The Mexican national filed a lawsuit shortly after the incident.

Fernando Ramirez, 24, was in jail after being charged with molesting a 6-year-old girl at a local park. He eventually pled guilty to the lesser charge of battery against a child.

According to his attorney, Ramirez suffered brain damage and now needs help walking. Attorney Mark Eisenberg also claims that his client has been left with an intellect of a 4-year-old child.

Despite the dire financial crisis facing Orange County, Ramirez received the largest settlement ever awarded by the county for an in-custody incident. The Board of Supervisors made their decision in a closed-door session and have since refused any comment on the matter.

Except for one story carried by the Orange County Register, there has been no press coverage of this matter. {snip}

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Of course, this is not the only such case which will make your blood boil.

A 2008 New York Times article told the incredible story of a1999 Florida car crash which left Guatemalan national Luis Alberto Jimenez’s with severe and permanent physical and mental injuries. After spending more than $1 million on Jimenez’s treatment, and failed attempts to secure assistance from the government of Guatemala, the Florida hospital eventually paid to fly Jimenez back to his own country.

The incredible part of the story . . . Jimenez [has] sued the Florida hospital, which he claimed “falsely imprisoned” him and deported him against his will, to avoid any more unpaid medical bills.

Last year, a jury sided with the hospital and Jimenez’s lawsuit was dismissed.

Perhaps, the most outrageous example of an illegal alien attempting to use the U.S. legal system as another way of stealing from the American people, came from convicted Mexican drug smuggler Osvalda Aldrete-Davila who was shot by Border Patrol Agent Jose Compean in 2005.

After receiving more than $30,000 worth of medical treatment at a U.S. Army facility for the bullet wound in his rear end, he sued the U.S. Border Patrol for $5 million, claiming that Border Patrol Agents Ramos and Compean violated his civil rights.

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The U.S. government has been very tight-lipped about the lawsuit, but it appears that the suit was actually settled for an undisclosed amount, and the case has been sealed.

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