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Old 06-01-2007, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Debary, Florida
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Anyone who breaks the law in the United States has rights...one of the first ones is to remain silent...if you choose NOT to remain silent, what you say can and will be used against you in a court of law...you get the general idea...

Why should people breaking immigration law be treated any differently then breaking another law?
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Old 06-01-2007, 07:55 AM
 
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I think some are conflating basic human rights with rights afforded to one as a United States Citizen.....

Illegal immigrants in NO way have the right to peaceably protest in this country. THAT is a right granted to the citizens of the United States. The only gray area would be those that are here LEGALLY and I would imagine that in most aspects they are afforded the rights of the average US Citizen with few restrictions.

Unfortunately we are caught up with another right afforded to our citizens that makes it difficult to enforce the fact that these people have no right to protest and that is law enforcement needs to have a probable cause to investigate these people's legal status.

THEN add the fact that we cannot use racial profiling as probable cause. Even though my personal opinion is that a foreigner who barely speaks english in the middle of a rally on behalf of illegal immigrants would be probable cause, lawyers would have a field day with it.
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