After reading the coverage of President Trump’s desire to do away with due process and trials for people caught after crossing into the U.S., a question comes to mind: Where in the Constitution does it say that the Sixth Amendment (right to trial by jury) applies only to citizens?

And I thank Rep. Bruce Poliquin for his eloquent and succinct statement declaring us “a nation of laws,” but did he forget that the basis of all our laws is the Constitution? Where in said Constitution does it say that the Fifth Amendment (right to due process and against self-incrimination, which should mean that someone cannot be arrested for simply refusing to answer questions about their immigration status) applies only to citizens?

Daniel Smith

North Yarmouth

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