The strongest pro-immigration article
Reader comment on: Three on Immigration
Submitted by Harry Binswanger (United States), Jul 7, 2014 21:46
I make the moral case for completely open borders, arguing that freedom of travel is a right. Here's the opening salvo:
This is a defense of a policy of absolutely open immigration, without border patrols, border police, border checks, or passports.
After a phase-in period, entry into the U.S. would be unrestricted, unregulated, and unscreened, exactly as is entry into Connecticut from New York.
(Note: I am defending freedom of entry and residency, not the granting of voting rights, not even after decades of residency.)
An end to immigration barriers is required by the principle of individual rights. Every individual has rights as an individual, not as a member of this or that nation. The rights of Americans do not flow from their status as Americans, but from their status as human beings.
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