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illegal immigrants, do u think they should have constitutional rights?

When the law enforcement officials capture and arrest a illegal immigrant for some offense like drug smuggling, get the right to be silent? Do u think can have the right to a attorney? Do u think they should be able to go to a college, paid by our government then take the education they got, and move back to their country?


Asked by Michigan-Mom74 at 9:17 PM on Dec. 30, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I don't think that the American tax dollars should be paying for illegal immigrants to go to court for smuggling. They should be automatically be sent back to their country. Why waste our tax dollars? There are plenty of people here legally that it should be spent on.

    Answer by amessageofhope at 12:35 AM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • They have the right to be treated as a human being, but they don't get the rights afforded a US citizen.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 9:26 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • Human rights, yes. The right to be treated humanely. Constitutional rights? No. Constitutional rights are guaranteed to US citizens only.

    Answer by Ati_13 at 9:30 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • Nope. They have the right to be shipped right back to their own country without passing GO.

    If they want the rights granted by the constitution, they should apply for legal citizenship.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 9:19 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • No, and in TX they will be working on a bill to prevent illegals from getting to even go to court.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:19 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • No. Those rights should be reserved for citizens/residents only. I'm not some bigot either, I'm married to a Mexican. We have to go through the immigration process and pay for my husband to be able to live there and have rights, and so should everyone else.

    Answer by Nanixh at 9:21 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • The right to humane shipment back to their own country. The right to lethal injection if the commit a violent crime.

    Answer by Carpy at 9:28 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • Absolutely not. Illegals have a country that is their own, and they should only be entitled to the rights granted by their own government.

    I would prefer the US use the laws of each illegal's home country to penalize them.

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 9:27 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • They deserve to be treated humanely, of course. But they are not Americans. They do not deserve any Constitution rights at all.

    Answer by May-20 at 9:43 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • Hell no!

    Answer by tnmomofive at 8:21 AM on Dec. 31, 2010