The plaintiffs, represented by Yale University law students, claim the U.S. Constitution protects the civil rights of all people in the United States. The attorneys would not discuss their clients' immigration status or their countries of origin.
Boughton, a Republican, is a well-known crusader against illegal immigration. Two years ago, he wanted Connecticut State Police find illegal workers and turn them over to the U.S. immigration agency for deportation. Connecticut Gov. Jodi Rell rejected the request.
You are subject to American law however. If you break the law in America, you are subject to due process of the American legal system. So, if you went to Mexico, illegally and broke the law, does that mean that 1) you have the rights of a Mexican citizen? and 2) Are you tried under American law or Mexican? well, Alex, you do not have Mexican rights simply by virtue of traveling to Mexico. However, if you break the law in Mexico, you are subject to Mexican jurisprudence. Get it? Once more I smell the idiocy of some twit that seems to think (ACLU anyone?) that anyone is entitled to "rights" under American law.