Slick Rick's Deportation

As we have already studied in class, not everyone who lives in the United States enjoys the same rights. Rights amonst citizens can vary too.

In June 2002 famed rapper Slick Rick was detained by US Officials in an effort to deport him for the United States.

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Slick Rick


After completing the reading, please answer the questions listed under the "Process" section of this web page.

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Why is Slick Rick being deported?

What laws are being used by the Government to deport him?

What is being said in his defense?

Should his celebrity and current lifestyle play a part in the government's ultimate decision?

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MTV News Story

Update on MTV Sroty

Village Voice Article

Article from USA Today

Online magazine article

Biography of Slick Rick

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How do rights of born citizens differ from naturalizedcitizens?

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State Standard 5.3, National Standards V

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