Migrants in the caravan filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump.
They claim he is violating their constitutional rights to seek asylum in America.
The lawyer defending the migrants in this suit went on Tucker Carlson’s TV show and got this nasty surprise.
The migrants’ lawsuit claims Trump violated their Fifth Amendment rights by denying their asylum claims and sending them back to their home country.
Mike Donovan – their lawyer – thought he could get away with peddling this nonsense on Tucker Carlson’s show.
But Carlson shut him down with two facts.
First, the migrants are not U.S. citizens and second they are not on U.S. soil.
The Daily Caller reports:
The lawsuit, which was filed by Mike Donovan, alleged that Trump’s vow to send the migrants back to their country of origin violates the Fifth Amendment that states, “no person … shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.”
“They are claiming rights under the asylum provisions of our statutes that affords them due process rights under that law. We have due process under the law. This is a law that is specifically directed to them so of course, they have due process rights,” Donovan stated.
“Let me just correct you as a non-lawyer. They do not possess those rights if they are in another country and not U.S. citizens. If they possess those rights, then, I don’t know, the entire country of Nigeria — pick a country that is poorer than the United States and say ‘we want to come there,’ president says you can’t come and all of a sudden eight hundred million people sue you for violating their constitutional rights for a country they’ve never been to?” Carlson responded before being cut off.
The lawsuit refers to Trump as the plaintiff’s own president: “The issue of detaining people in tents indefinitely brings about more unconstitutional conduct by our president.”
The Constitution does not apply to foreigners on foreign soil.
What the left wants to do is build a series of court precedents that will eventually create a right to illegally immigrate to the United States.
And that should worry every American.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.