This subject was discussed on August 26, 2013.
The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights provide a series of protections that extend to U.S. citizens. But as we discuss how the U.S. should treat non-citizens (visitors to the U.S. and immigrants, targets of drone strikes outside the U.S., etc.) we have often concluded that many of the rights afforded to U.S. citizens should, in fact, be extended to everyone.
- Which rights associated with citizenship, if any, should not be extended to non-citizens?
- How should immigrants in the U.S. be treated?
- What about others (outside the U.S.)?
- To what degree should the U.S. impose its views on such rights on foreign governments?
- “Jawbone” them to offer similar rights to their citizens?
- Make foreign aid or cooperation contingent on extension of rights?
- Intervene more aggressively?