Ariz. amendment clears ranchers from illegal immigrant suit
Two Arizona ranchers found guilty of abusing illegal immigrants may now be off the hook, thanks to a new law signed Tuesday by Governor Jan Brewer.
Roger Barnett and Casey Nethercott were ordered to pay hefty fines for what they did in 2004. And in Nethercott’s case, it cost him his ranch near Douglas.
Two years after Barnett’s case, Arizona voters passed a constitutional amendment preventing anyone in the U.S. illegally from collecting on a lawsuit. And, on Monday, Governor Jan Brewer signed a law making that amendment retroactive to 2004; the same year Barnett got in trouble, meaning he’s now cleared of having to pay the settlement.
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