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What provision of the Bill of Rights provides many rights to

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What provision of the Bill of Rights provides many rights to undocumented citizens?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
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Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 8 years ago.
There is no specific provision of the Constitution or the Bill of Rights specifically stating that undocumented citizens are entitled to the rights under those documents. However, what the courts have found is that both documents refer to "the people" or "person" without specifying citizens of the US and that those rights apply to all "people" or "persons" regardless of their citizenship status. See: US Bill of Rights This was the reason for adding the anti-slavery amendments was because prior to this slaves were considered property and not "people" or "persons"

The only place citizens is mentioned is when talking about comity between the states:

Article IV, Section 2 of the Constitution declares that "the citizens of each State shall be entitled to all privileges and imunities of citizens in the several States." Other than this clause, citizen is not mentioned, since all of the original people who came to this country were themselves undocumented aliens.

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