Editor’s note: Since this post was published, it’s been made clear that Milano’s contention that illegal immigrants are entitled to due process is not incorrect. Attorney Gabriel Malor explains:
Aliens w/in the U.S. have due process. The amount of due process they get is related to the amount of substantive connection they have to the U.S. So citizens get more process than lawful permanent resident aliens who get more process than tourist aliens who get more process than unlawfully present aliens who get more process than aliens standing at a port of entry asking to come in.
Short version: aliens get due process. For unlawful entrants detained in the border zone, it’s really not that much process.
We sincerely apologize to Ms. Milano and to our readers for the mistake. The original post appears below.
What happened to Alyssa Milano being some warrior fighting against gun violence in this country? Anyone else notice her agenda seems to change with the winds of Twitter? Don’t get us wrong, we don’t miss her harping on legal gun owners but c’mon …
President Trump tweeted that he advocates for eliminating due process for immigrants. What the president suggested was both illegal and unconstitutional: any official who has sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution and laws should disavow it unequivocally.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) June 26, 2018
That’s not how this works, Alyssa. That’s not how ANY of this works.
How is this unconstitutional if the constitution was written to protect the citizens of the United States? Illegal immigrants are not citizens therefore are not protected by the constitution or the laws of the United States.
— Jeff Dunlap (@JeffDunlap1) June 26, 2018
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And while we as Americans can embrace that our rights are inherent in all people, the Constitution itself does not cross borders and dictate law in other countries. So while Alyssa’s heart might be conveniently in the right place, she’s wrong.
Besides, we’re not entirely sure she knows what due process is exactly anyway.
Due process is when you're arrested and going to court. But you never need a court to return a child to their home! Yet, you cry for Trump to break existing US laws? #HypocriteMuch
— LoneWolf907 (@LoneWolf907) June 26, 2018
Truth be told, Alyssa just seems to want to push anything she thinks will hurt Republicans or Trump. The rest is just noise.
— Jeff Ellington ???? (@Jeff__Ellington) June 26, 2018
We made that exact face.
Go back to school and take govt civics again. Your lack of education is showing.
— ??Angel Fox⌛#FreeAssange (@AngelFoxToday71) June 26, 2018
Alyssa, constitution applies to Citizens, of The USA. So your argument is invalid.
— Nothing to see here. (@dweaver6) June 26, 2018
They are not immigrants or US citizens. They are illegal aliens who have no rights under the US Constitution. Jeez.
— Jeff Winters (@jlwint22) June 26, 2018
Alyssa has no idea what she is talking about. She doesn't even know the complete functions of ICE. She tweets & speaks what is scripted for her by those who are, collective, the perps who worsen her untreated Stockholm Syndrome. Alyssa, I will keep entreating you to seek help.
— !Annie!Webber! (@909946zil) June 26, 2018
Editor’s note: We pulled a tweet and edited text.