illegals - Constitutional protection?

Discussion in 'Immigration/Illegal Immigration' started by zzzz, Aug 12, 2010.

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    zzzz Just a regular American

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    The hot question today is the 14th Amendment and the right of illegal’s born in the US being afforded citizenship. But a bigger question is “Does the US Constitution confer illegal’s with rights and protections guaranteed to US citizens?” Or are illegal’s beyond the scope of the Constitution and other than criminal protection have no other standing?

    It all comes down to the interpretation by the Supreme Court of this phrase in the US Constitution: "subject to the jurisdiction thereof". It is my belief that except in criminal actions that illegal’s are not entitled to the rights and protections specified in the Constitution for US citizens. And furthermore illegal’s should not be entitled to any governmental assistance by state or federal governments.

    As to enforcing laws on the books, it is the federal government’s responsibility to regulate immigration and naturalization. We are a nation of laws and when people become public officials, join the military, or other agencies they must take an oath to uphold the laws of the land. This does not mean they can pick and choose, they swore an oath to uphold the laws. Failure to uphold these laws is a violation of their oaths and they should be terminated from their position if they do not want to abide by the law.
     
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    THE RULE OF LAW is what makes our country different from the rest. When this rule is not followed, our country becomes just like any other country on this planet. If those who have sworn to uphold our laws refuse to do it, then it is suggested that they no longer should be part of it. The answer to the illegal problem is at the border - this government should move mountains to stop the flow of illegals from entering the USA! Period!!!
     
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    The brilliant and beautiful Ann Coulter wrote a helpful column on this topic recently:


    Justice Brennan's Footnote Gave Us Anchor Babies - HUMAN EVENTS
     

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