You have constitutional rights regardless of your immigration status.
The only rights that you do not have if you are undocumented are the right to bear arms and the right to vote.
Regardless of your immigration status, you have the legal right to:
- Free speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and the right to petition
- Protection from unreasonable search and seizure (not counting the “Border Exception” - which, as it states, is only applicable along the borders)
- Due process
- Trial by jury, speedy and public trial, and the right to counsel
- Freedom from cruel and unusual punishment
Regardless of immigration status, you have the rights to life, the right to be free from torture and slavery, and other humanitarian laws set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Although you may have crossed the border without authorization, your presence in this country is not a crime. Crossing without documents is a crime, but your presence here is not.
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