By Joseph Perkins | CalWatchdog.com
SACRAMENTO — I was a White House staff member when George H.W. Bush was in the Oval Office. I remember well when he signed the Americans With Disabilities Act into law, insisting that it would not “lead endlessly to litigation.”
Not in his wildest nightmares did Bush envision a serial litigant like Alfredo Garcia. The illegal immigrant (no, he’s not even a U.S. citizen) has filed more than 600 lawsuits against mostly mom and pop businesses in Southern California claiming ADA violations.
A convicted felon, Garcia hasn’t had a proper job in years. Nevertheless, he has made a pretty good living for himself shaking down small businesses, many of which happen to be owned by immigrants just like him (except that they are not professional plaintiffs).