When a farmer points his gun at a border agent, saying “get the hell off my land”, whose rights are being violated?
(and yes, this has happened)
Property rights exist at the individual level, and it is individual employers and landowners, whom are deciding to hire these people.
It is also individual land owners, on the border, whom are resisting Government confiscation of land to build the fence.
We can palpably prove that Government has abused property owners through eminent domain on this point btw.
Point is RET, you’re speaking for a collective, when its individuals whom are at play, and who natural rights actually apply to.
Citizenship cannot be the harbinger of Natural Rights.
If you make that equivocation, you are implicitly saying rights divine from Government, because citizenship is a creature of Government.
Natural rights by their very definition mean everyone has them because of their humanity. Because human beings have an implicit dignity about them called sovereignty. If you deny this, then what you affirm are not Natural rights. What you uphold is, at best, civil rights, created by social contract.
Which means Government officials can write & rewrite them in any manner they choose.