TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - Rancher Roger Barnett insists he did the right thing back in 2004, "They're trespassing. Like, are they going to come in your house? Or, what are you going to do when they walk through your house? Or, through your backyard? I just have a bigger back yard than you do," said Barnett.
Seven years ago, Barnett said he was just protecting his own back yard. He held 16 illegal immigrants against their will, on his sprawling Cochise County ranch. But, some of those illegal immigrants turned around and sued, and won. And, after a trial in 2009, Barnett was ordered to pay more than $70,000 dollars. The jury said Barnett acted illegally, something he disagrees with, "I wasn't unlawfully detaining anyone. I just had them sit there. They were on my property, and I called Border Patrol and the Border Patrol come and got them, like I always did," explained Barnett.
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