The Tarnished Golden Door: Civil Rights Issues in Immigration

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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1980 - Aliens - 158 pages

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Page 66 - Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.
Page 1 - Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
Page 66 - In a line of decisions, however, going back perhaps as far as Union Pacific R. Co. v. Botsford, 141 US 250, 251 (1891), the Court has recognized that a right of personal privacy, or a guarantee of certain areas or zones of privacy does exist under the Constitution.
Page 100 - The circumstances surrounding in-custody interrogation can operate very quickly to overbear the will of one merely made aware of his privilege by his interrogators. Therefore, the right to have counsel present at the interrogation is indispensable to the protection of the Fifth Amendment privilege under the system we delineate today.
Page 98 - Aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence who temporarily proceeded abroad voluntarily and not under an order of deportation, and who are returning to a lawful unrelinquished domicile of seven consecutive years...
Page 107 - A special inquiry officer shall conduct proceedings under this section to determine the deportability of any alien, and shall administer oaths, present and receive evidence, interrogate, examine, and crossexamine the alien or witnesses, and, as authorized by the Attorney General, shall make determinations, including orders of deportation.
Page 107 - A record of lawful admission for permanent residence may, in the discretion of the Attorney General and under such regulations as he may prescribe...
Page 100 - We have concluded that without proper safeguards the process of incustody interrogation of persons suspected or accused of crime contains inherently compelling pressures which work to undermine the individual's will to resist and to compel him to speak where he would not otherwise do so freely.
Page 8 - The annual quota of any nationality for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1927, and for each fiscal year thereafter, shall be a number which bears the same ratio to 150,000 as the number of inhabitants in continental United States in 1920...
Page 102 - General and pending such final determination of deport ability, (1) be continued in custody; or (2) be released under bond in the amount of not less than $500 with security approved, by the Attorney General, containing such conditions as the Attorney General may prescribe: or (3) be released on conditional parole.

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