State's High Court to Examine Smuggling Case

BROOKS COUNTYThe Texas Supreme Court could rule this month on a six-year-old case that is likely to weigh in on the rights of private-property owners whose lands are traversed by undocumented immigrants.

The case, Rodriguez v. Boerjan, stems from a 2007 car accident in Brooks County that left three people, including a 7-year-old girl, dead.

Attempting to circumvent a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint near Falfurrias, a driver transported a group of undocumented immigrants across private property where the Mestena group, which includes Mestena Uranium, had a presence. A security guard for the company, Philip Boerjan, spotted the trespassers ...

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