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Letter to the Editor: Aliens have rights under Constitution

 

Last updated 3/16/2017 at 6:50pm



To the Editor:

Section 1 of the 14th Amendment guarantees due process and equal protection of the law to all persons in the United States. Numerous Supreme Court decisions have consistently defined “person” to be any person, citizen and alien (legally or illegally present) and thus provided due process and equal protection of the law.

1886 Yick Wo v. Hopkins stated that the 14th Amendment applies to all persons (legally or illegally present) in the United States.

1892 Nishimura Ekiu v. United States found that foreign nationals have the constitutional right to invoke habeas corpus.

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