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I never said that we don't.
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:46am

I responded to the following sequence:
Mondo Fuego™
HammerDeus doesn't know jack about the Constitution
Thu Mar 9, 2017 10:06pm
Immigrants have zero Constitutional rights to enter our country.

[Extraneous derogatory comment removed.]

Ken C
What about after they entered illegally?
Thu Mar 9, 2017 11:11pm
Where in the constitution does it say the rights only apply to legal US citizens?

Mondo Fuego™
14th Amendment, Section 1
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:32am
Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

You are correct that illegal aliens may be deported. However, they are also afforded some protections under the Constitution.

Zadvydas v. Davis, for example, held that the government cannot detain an illegal alien "unless there is a realistic chance that an alien will be removed (deported).

Plyler v. Doe held that children who are in the United States illegally still have the right to a public education. In the decision, the SCOTUS put it plainly:
The illegal aliens who are plaintiffs in these cases challenging the statute may claim the benefit of the Equal Protection Clause, which provides that no State shall "deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." Whatever his status under the immigration laws, an alien is a "person" in any ordinary sense of that term. This Court's prior cases recognizing that illegal aliens are "persons" protected by the Due Process Clauses of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, which Clauses do not include the phrase "within its jurisdiction," cannot be distinguished on the asserted ground that persons who have entered the country illegally are not "within the jurisdiction" of a State even if they are present within its boundaries and subject to its laws. Nor do the logic and history of the Fourteenth Amendment support such a construction. Instead, use of the phrase "within its jurisdiction" confirms the understanding that the Fourteenth Amendment's protection extends to anyone, citizen or stranger, who is subject to the laws of a State, and reaches into every corner of a State's territory.

Clearly, you need to go study "due process" and "equal protection".

  • ... and others from entering the country and to deport them. Foreigners have no innate rights under the Constitution to enter our country. Go study "due process" and "equal protection". In the case... more
    • I never said that we don't. — Jeeves, Fri Mar 10 6:46am
      • You should refrain from entering into a conversation ...Mondo Fuego™ , Fri Mar 10 9:27am
        ... wherein you don't know jack. You are too quick to spout off your ignorance. My post started with "Immigrants have zero Constitutional rights to enter our country." That is a statement of fact.
        • Keep upJeeves, Fri Mar 10 10:26am
          And then Ken asked about when they have managed to enter the country illegally. Remember? And you brought up the 14th Amendment. Amazing how conversations evolve, isn't it.
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