Are the amendments to the US constitution applied to foreigners who are not of American citizenship?

Are the amendments to the US constitution applied to foreigners who are not of American citizenship?

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  • 9 years ago
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    YES. In my AP government and politics class, we JUST talked about this today. In the Constitution/Bill of Rights, it says "people" not "citizens" thus, anyone from any country who is in the United States will have the same basic rights.

    For example, if you come into the country and commit a crime, you will still have the right to remain silent and the opportunity to get a lawyer

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  • Phil
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    9 years ago

    Almost all of them. A few of the rights in the constitution are restricted to citizens but very very few.

    For example the 14th amendment

    No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

    is one of the few which distinguishes between citizens and non-citizens and then gives the most important protections to "any person".

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  • 9 years ago

    Generally, these rights are applied to all people within the boundaries of the United States, regardless of national origin.

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