jimboston wrote:thegreekdog wrote:What do you mean by "presumed illegal?"
At some point prior to an arrest, there is a belief by the arresting agent that the person he or she is arresting is an illegal immigrant. This alleged illegal immigrant is likely placed in holding. This occurs with any other person allegedly violating the law.
In any event, due process applies to immigrants, legal and illegal, so it's kind of a moot point.
Our esteemed OP however likely believes "due process" MUST mean a court case that lasts months or years.
My point is that there is a process to verify the legal status of residency... and that process is NOt the same process we have (nor should it be) for criminal acts.
Hmm, bit of a mixed bag this, due process does kind of mean a court.
I'm not sure why that would necessarily take months or years, but if you want to say someone has done something illegal, due process is kind of key to deciding that.