Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentImmigration · 1 decade ago

Does the U.S. Constitution defend the rights of undocumented immigrants?

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will enter the politically tricky immigration arena, courtesy of the Supreme Court.

On Monday, the court asked the administration for its views in a challenge to an Arizona law that punishes companies for hiring illegal immigrants. Other states with large immigrant populations will watch the next steps closely, because their own laws and ballot measures could be on the line.

Supreme Court seeks White House views on hiring undocumented immigrants

7 Answers

  • Tom V
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    The Courts have ruled to afford some constitutional rights to illegal aliens, while denying others.

    For amendments 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8, yes it does, with some limitations.

    They do not have the right to keep and bear arms (2nd Amendment). They do not have standing to file suit aganist U.S. citizens or companies, with some exceptions (7th Amednment). And they obviously do not have the right to vote.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well there goes the "separation of powers" down the toilet! I guess the court now has enough political hacks that they no longer need to obey the constitution! If this is the case any law can be twisted into whatever they like!

  • Ali A
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    What the Constitution does NOT give illegal aliens or any other non citizen is a RIGHT to even BE in this country.

  • 1 decade ago

    No - but that won't stop Congress or the Supreme Court.

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  • Stacy
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago


    Immigrants' Rights - No Human Being Is Illegal

    The Constitution guarantees the fundamental rights and civil liberties of every person in this country. Upholding the rights of the politically disenfranchised is vital; when the government has the power to deny legal rights and due process to one group of people, it puts all our rights in danger.

  • Adonis
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Yes, equal protection.

  • 1 decade ago

    yes and no

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