Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Law Bleg

Working on something, and I can't find the law, amendment, or precedent that says that Constitutional protections extend to non-citizens in the United States.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

6 comments:

North said...

*points at White House where the King of America lives*

James A. Zachary Jr. said...

I took a wild swing with Google and don't know if what is at the following link is accurate

http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/rightsandfreedoms/a/illegalrights.htm

James A. Zachary Jr. said...

The lawyer/blogger at the link below may just be a good bet


http://armsandthelaw.com/

Peter said...

You need to distinguish between legal and illegal aliens in the USA. Furthermore, there are two sorts of legal aliens:

- If you're a legal alien on a non-immigrant visa (i.e. a tourist or work visa), you have relatively few rights.

- If you're a legal permanent resident alien (i.e. here with a so-called 'green card'), you have almost all the constitutional rights of citizens - after all, you're a taxpayer, and paying taxes earns you the rights of taxpayers. The only exceptions are voting, jury duty, etc., where citizenship is a prerequisite.

DaddyBear said...

Thanks Peter. I was thinking more about those who are in our country illegally.

Thanks James. I'll reach out to him.

DaddyBear said...

And the about.com link led me to other information that answered my question. Thanks again James!

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