For the purposes of this question, the hypothetical scenario implies that the emigrant is illegal, if I was asking does 2+2 equal four would you put quotation marks around the four? Someone is legally in the country or they're not it's that simple.
I would ask this, if an illegal immigrant has the same rights as a legal resident, should they be able to walk into a gun shop, fill out the 4473 truthfully stating they're unlawful alien on the form and receive their firearm?
Once an illegal immigrant can do that then we'll say I have the same rights as everyone else
How about a passport, set an illegal immigrant be eligible to receive a United States passport?