Are U.S. immigration checkpoints unconstitutional

How are Donald Trump's recent comments on Muslim immigrants unconstitutional?

The premise of your question was flawed prior to processing. The Constitution protects the rights of every individual in the jurisdiction of this United States from violations by federal, state, and local governments. There is no requirement for a person to be a citizen in order to protect their rights, although there may still be a few hoops they must go through in order to exercise those rights. Yes, there are certain rights that are limited to citizens, such as voting.

Most "unconstitutional" statements about Trump's statements are based on a blunt extension of what he said beyond what he said. By referring to measures taken by the FDR to limit immigration of Germans, Italians, and Japanese, he opened a link to Japanese internment. In addition, there are current treaties and other related agreements on immigration policy between this United States and other nations. It would require an act of Congress to amend the legislation to change who can enter this United States.

They cannot use the "right to disqualification". They just question his character and make his adverse statements. However, the administration can publicly discredit or judge Trump's statements through Josh Earnest. There is a legitimate concern that his express wish to keep all Muslims out could be used as a propaganda or recruiting tool. The shortcoming of this concern, however, is that the intention is already to kill us. Hiding from this reality only leaves this United States unprepared to offer a defense.


-1 for "there is a stated intention to kill us". A minority the Muslim has declared such an intention, but the proposed measure targets everyone. It's like proposing to put all whites in jail because Timothy McVeigh and his friends were all white.

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@ SJuan76 - At what risk would you be willing to eat at Chipotle knowing a minority of them have caused food poisoning to their customers?


@DrunkCynic depends on it. How many people will die if I don't eat there?


@DJohnM: To clarify, the actions of the FDR were directed against American citizens. He imprisoned citizens whose ethnic background matched the countries the US was at war with. Many of these people were born in the United States, as were natural born citizens.


@Avi there is no need to look at the 14th amendment; The protection of the constitution for non-citizens goes back at least to the Bill of Rights, in which the words "person" and "people" are used instead of "citizen".