This thread reminded me of the case where a Texas rancher's land was awarded to the illegal trespassers after they sued him. I believe this was the case.
(There are also other interesting tidbits on that site that should piss you off).
7. Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) Takes American's Ranch for Illegal Aliens:
In a highly publicized action, SPLC lawyers for two El Salvador illegal aliens, sued ranch owner Casey Nethercott, the leader of Ranch Rescue, for 'harming' them when they illegally invaded our country and trespassed on a ranch Nethercott was protecting in Hebbronville, Texas.
"The two immigrants [illegal aliens] later accused Mr. Nethercott of threatening them and of hitting Mr. Mancía with a pistol, charges that Mr. Nethercott denied." Nethercott was never convicted of the 'pistol-whipping' but did receive a five-year jail sentence for gun possession, because of a prior assault conviction in California. "The immigrants also said the group gave them cookies, water and a blanket and let them go after an hour or so . . . The immigrants [illegal aliens] said the ordeal, in which they feared that they would be killed by the men they thought were soldiers, had left them with post-traumatic stress."(37)
Good grief . . . just think what Mr. Nethercott was left with! What must HIS 'post-traumatic stress' be like, to lose one's ranch and livelihood, and freedom while serving his five-year jail sentence? Outrageously, Nethercott did not have legal representation when the court awarded his land to the illegals. What a 'piece of cake' win for the SPLC lawyers of the illegal aliens.
It's a good bet that had he been an illegal alien, he would have had a lawyer to represent him. The court would have made certain of that, count on it! But, Mr. Nethercott, he's just another 'dumb schmuck' American citizen. It's okay to leave him undefended while the court takes away his land.
After taking the ranch is was gloatingly announced: "Certainly it's poetic justice that these undocumented workers [illegal aliens] own this [Mr. Nethercott's] land,' said Morris S. Dees Jr., co-founder and chief trial counsel of the Southern Poverty Law Center [SPLC] in Montgomery, Ala., which represented the immigrants [illegal aliens] in their lawsuit."(37)
After getting the ranch, the illegal aliens, "Edwin Alfredo Mancía Gonzáles and Fátima del Socorro Leiva Medina, . . . [said they] . . . were happy with the outcome."(37) Oh, you can just bet they were! They break our laws to enter our country illegally, trespass on private property and are rewarded with a ranch. It doesn't get much better than that! Only in America!
To top that off . . . "Mr. Mancía, who lives in Los Angeles, and Ms. Leiva, who lives in the Dallas area, have applied for visas that are available to immigrants who are the victims of certain crimes and who cooperate with the authorities, [allowing them to stay here legally] . . . " In addition, while they are waiting for a decision on their applications, they can "stay and work in the United States on a year-to-year basis."(37) Insanity reigns!