I love it when people pretend to be constitutional scholars, and then clearly demonsrtate that they have nor read and understood the constitution. The Fourteenth Amendment reads, in part:
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Note the portion in bold face. Any person, citizen or not, is afforded equal protection of the law.
HELLO ? ! ? ! ?
Was I pretending to be a constitutional scholar? I don't recall having that hat on.
But, in your italicized, bolded part there is a small section that says "within its jurisdiction
". For those of us that aren't actually pretending to be anyone special, what do you suppose that means?