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FromDale Shipp1:261/1466.0Date Write2018-06-28 01:54:01
ToGregory Deyss0:0/0.0Date Arrived2018-06-28 10:00:22
SubjRe: Trump, etc.
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-=> On 06-27-18 07:50, Gregory Deyss <=-
-=> spoke to Dale Shipp about Re: Trump, etc. <=-

GD> They are not American citizens, therefore not afforded anything from
GD> the US including protection. You break the law you will be prosecuted.

True, they are not American citizens. They are refuges seeking asylum
in the USA. And they are afforded rights under the law.

The Constitution grants due-process rights not only to U.S. citizens but
to every "person" in the United States. The Supreme Court has said this
covers undocumented immigrants.

"Whatever his status under the immigration laws, an alien is surely a
person in any ordinary sense of that term," the court said in Plyler
v. Doe, a 1982 case about school funding for undocumented children.
"Aliens, even aliens whose presence in this country is unlawful, have
long been recognized as persons guaranteed due process of law by the
Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments."

Dale Shipp
fido_261_1466 (at) verizon (dot) net
(1:261/1466)


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