Pros And Cons Of Illegal Immigrants In The United States

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Should Illegal Immigrants in The United States Have Constitutional Rights? An American citizen who visits other countries is somehow automatically protected, held to certain regards and given certain liberties, which sometimes the “Citizens” of those countries do not receive. Americans can travel to just about any country without a visa or any form of legal documents. Aside from a passport, they can choose to reside in that country simply because they want to without any form of backlash, ill treatment, or fear for their lives. They get some of the better jobs pushing the locals out of those positions. Therefore, illegal immigrants in the United States do have some constitutional rights that citizens have. The Tenth Amendment states that, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people,” which is to be upheld or honored elsewhere instead of its country of origin. “Fidelity to the rule of law is the centerpiece of a free society. It means that no one is beneath the protection of the law and no one is absolved of the obligation to comply with it” (Napolitano 2013). Rule of Law applies to every America, not only to citizens. Immigrants may not be citizens, but they are human beings; and the U.S. Constitution protects people's rights. “...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” (Contreras 2015). These words of Thomas Jefferson were influenced by John Locke’s Inalienable Rights. Locke believed that everyone was given these rights by God when each individual was born and that these rights could not be taken away by anyone. Law enforcement must be unbiased and cannot deprive any person of their rights. “You have the right to defend yourself against deportation or removal from the United States” (Bray 2017). The Sixth Amendment states that, “ In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have

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