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Do you think that foreigners undergoing trial in the United States should have Fifth Amendment rights?

  • Foreigners undergoing trial in the United States should have Fifth Amendment rights.

    We wrote the amendments to the constitution because we felt that this was a right to all American citizens. Why should we think that the rights we have are any better or worse than any other human being on this planet? If they are before our judicial system, they should be afforded all the rights that United States citizens have. They have a right to legal counsel, they have a right to a fair trial and if convicted, we have the right to send them home.

  • I think so

    Foreigners being tried in the United States should have Fifth Amendment rights, especially if they are going to be jailed in the US. Part of the purpose of the Fifth Amendment was to protect against abuse of government authority and if someone, even a non-citizen, is being tried subject to that authority, he or she should also have that protection.

  • Yes They Should

    I believe America should be known for being fair and just, for this reason foreigners should have fifth amendment rights within the United States. These laws are in place to ensure that people receive a fair trial and if they are not used then that fairness quickly dies away. These laws should protect anyone on trial in the United States, not just citizens.

  • Constitution does not apply.

    No, I do not think that foreigners undergoing trial in the United States should have 5th Amendment rights, because the constitution does not apply to them. Not every person who lands on our soil should have a right to demand all of the wonderful things that we have. The 5th Amendment is only for citizens.


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