Skip to comments.Family of man who died in Arizona desert may sue Border Patrol
Posted on 06/02/2012 12:56:28 PM PDT by JoeProBono
The family of undocumented immigrant Idelfonso Martinez Sanchez, who died in the Arizona desert trying to cross into the United States after being deported, may sue the U.S. Border Patrol because they consider that the agents' long delayed search for him contributed to the tragedy.
Martinez Sanchez, 39, had lived in the city of Vista, north of San Diego, for more than 20 years, and before his fatal attempt to return to the United States, he had tried unsuccessfully to reenter from Tijuana. One of his companions when detained by the Border Patrol told the agents that they had left Martinez behind in the Arizona desert, but they didn't begin searching for him until five days later.
"They could have saved him. They let him die worse than an animal - because we're Mexicans and we have no documents they treat us the worst way," Juana Garcia, widow of the deceased immigrant, told Efe Friday. Garcia is also an undocumented immigrant. The couple has five children between ages five and 19.....
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This is from the Onion, right?
If he lived in Vista for 20 years Mexico might have been an upgrade.
They should sue Solyndra, they’re the big solar company and no doubt their primary raw material contributed to this poor Hispanic gentleman’s unfortunate demise.
And the plaintiffs will win this case, just as they would if the forest service waited five days to begin a search for a lost hiker in Yosemite or Yellowstone.
The world is upside down.
Shouldn’t they sue the pals who left him?
Shouldn’t they sue the pals who left him?
That’s funny. But Solyndra is an ally of Obama and Obama will no doubt be in the corner of this ILLEGAL invader and not in the corner of this country.
What’s really sad is there are a lot of jack ass judges that won’t laugh at them and throw this mindless piece of crap lawsuit out........
I smell Morris Dees.
Maybe he should sue the Mexican government for encouraging illegal immigration or the Dept of the Interior for restricting Border Patrol access to the indian reservations.
Arrest and deport his old lady!
Along with all their anchor babies, couins, inlaws, outlaws, dogs, and the fleas on their dogs.
***undocumented immigrant Idelfonso Martinez Sanchez, who died in the Arizona desert trying to cross into the United States after being deported,...***
Well, THERE’S your problem.
It’s an invasion. Casualties are to be expeced.
Ildelfonso Martinez Sanchez
After being deported, his last attempt to cross through Arizona began April 20, when he promised a people smuggler close to $3,000 to help him get back into the United States, but after a day of trudging through the desert he felt ill.
The Border Patrol did NOT ignore the situation.
The BP sent Agents to the area and attempted to track the lost guy and were unsuccessful. They also tasked the UAVs to look for a lone traveler (illegals usually travel in large groups and a lone traveler is one left behind). Also unsuccessful. BORSTAR was looking, too.
All the while, the BP did not stop working the area and the BP is all over the area all the time, looking for illegals and drug smugglers (usually one and the same). What did this illegal want? Stop all drug interdiction and illegal alien arrests, to call in all Agents from the Sector to abandon their job and come from hundreds of miles to look for a guy that MAY be there (remember, the rescued guy was delirious).
Great new tactic for the cartels, claim someone is lost and then suspend all Border Patrol activity to go on a wild goose chase, all the while the illegals and smugglers get a free run into the US, just going around the area where the “lost” guy is to be located.
Try and find one body in the middle of nowhere, especially when the friend was incoherent from dehydration and couldn’t provide a location where his friend might have been or wandered off, or if he was real of an illusion.
This case is going nowhere.
Let's say you hear an intruder breaking into your house and you call the police. You tell the dispatcher that you are home alone and an intruder broke your window and is in your house. The police don't get around to sending an officer to your house for an hour or so, giving the intruder plenty of time to rape and murder you.
Your family is out of luck. They can't sue, because the police have no legal obligation to protect you unless you are in their custody. It is a well established legal principal. If you want protection from intruders, you need a gun.
Same principal here. The border patrol has no legal obligation to protect illegal aliens that are not in their custody.
Of course, this will become a political case and the feds will settle for big bucks regardless of what the law actually is.
Clearly, it is Bush’s fault.
If he had no right to be in this country it’s 100% his own fault for dying while committing a crime. No pity nor sympathy for the dead guy nor his relatives. America is and always has been my home and illegal entry into this country is the same as breaking into my home. If he had stayed in his home country he’d be alive today. If he had taken the necessary steps to come here legally he’d be alive today. His criminal activity killed him, not the BP.
Was this “undocumented immigrant” in the country legally or illegally?
“they had left Martinez behind in the Arizona desert”
The Border Patrol did not leave him behind to die, “THEY” did, if anyone is to be sued, it is the Coyote’s, they have the most money anyway, sue the Mexican government, they are the ones who allow the Coyote’s to operate, it starts in Mexico.
If Obama had Mexican cousin, Idelfonso Martinez Sanchez would look just like him! Or maybe like Jorge Zimmerman.
“We’ll see what happens with the lawsuit. What they did is not right. I don’t work and they left me and my kids without our source of income. So it would appear all the kids are here illegally as she indicates only source of income.She harshly bashes the border agents,
They let him die worse than an animal -
She should be suing the smugglers,They let him die worse than an animal , they left him behind, they did not care.Dude is breaking the law, breaking the laws has consequences.The man having already been deported once before was fully aware of what the risks were, entering America illegally. Next time take out some travel insurance. Her husband is engage in criminal activity, he got what he paid for. Husband certainly did not care, that he put himself this position.
Obama has much in common with George Zimmerman. They’re both democrats and they both are 1/2 white.
The judge should throw this out. The poor man caused his own death by breaking into our country. His parasite family should not profit from his misdeeds.
LOL thats cool, thanks for the laugh ..
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