A Texas rancher who spends $20,000 a year repairing damage that illegal immigrants do to his land says his biggest fear is getting sued by illegal immigrants who may get hurt or killed trespassing on his private ranch.
Presnall Cage, a Brooks County rancher who has found numerous dead illegal immigrants on his ranch, told the Guardian that he and other landowners were angered by “a wrongful death lawsuit filed against a neighbor” in 2007 by the family of illegal immigrants.
“The biggest fear I have these days is litigation,” he said. “Whether it’s warranted or not.”
As the Guardian notes, “a security guard on the ranch stopped a carload of undocumented migrants being driven through the property to circumvent the checkpoint” in 2007. Soon after, “the vehicle fled and was pursued by the security guard. The chase ended in a rollover, and a Mexican couple and their seven-year-old daughter died.”