By Niza Castañeda Carranza August 5, 2016
Any person in removal proceedings has certain constitutional rights under the American immigration law.
Some of those rights are:
- Right to be represented in proceedings: Is not the government’s responsibility to provide legal counsel to individuals under proceedings but, they do have the right to be represented by an attorney.
- Right to due process: This protection extend to noncitizens regardless is lawful or unlawful presence.
- Right to not incriminate oneself: The burden of proof regarding alienage and other allegations in the Notice to Appear (NTA) is on DHS.
- Right to be provided a competent interpreter: At the hearing, any person must be provided an interpreter in a language that she or he understand.
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