An illegal alien has come to realize that he is in a detention center and not at Club Med, so he has decided to sue the government. He wants to include other illegals in his lawsuit and hopes he gets an activist judge that will order the government to provide detainees with big screen TVs, a Craftmatic bed, gourmet meals, and an Olympic sized pool. The first thing you have to realize about these detention centers. No one is obligated to stay there. They can either go home or at least into Mexico while awaiting their court date.
Political commentator and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza has a view of America that most native citizens cannot easily relate to. Born in India, he often extols the virtues of the country that adopted him and enabled his success.
In one story, D’Souza asked a friend in Mumbai why he was trying so hard to relocate to America. His friend’s response? “I really want to move to a country where the poor people are fat.”
Citizens of the world can be forgiven for seeing America as a land of luxury. Apparently that extends to illegal aliens, as one recently filed a lawsuit in part because the accommodations at government detention facilities are not on par with those at the Ritz-Carlton.
In a case underway in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, an illegal alien named Martha Gonzalez is suing a federal government contractor that administers several immigration detention facilities, including the one in Texas she calls home. Gonzalez claims that, by requiring detainees to clean up their own living quarters and allowing them to do low-paying work in the facility, the contractor is running illegal slave camps in violation of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.