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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