July 13, 2018

ABA Legal Fact Check explores legal rights of undocumented immigrants

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2018 — The American Bar Association posted today a new ABA Legal Fact Check that explores the legal rights of undocumented immigrants.

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump tweeted that undocumented or illegal immigrants should be immediately forced to leave the United States without any court review. But U.S. Supreme Court cases, dating back to 1886, have given undocumented immigrants the same rights as Americans in situations where laws or the constitution refer to “persons” or “people.”

For more details on the legal rights of immigrants click here.

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