Solving 'illegal immigration'

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Tue, 2006-05-30 02:49

The case of Hirsi Ali highlights again the great immigration debate, and on that subject Harry Binswanger cuts to the chase once again. You want a solution to the 'problem of illegal immigration? Here it is:

The problem of "illegal" immigration can be solved at the stroke of a pen: legalize immigration. Screen all you want (though I want damn little), but remove the quotas. Phase them out over a 5- or 10-year period. Grant immediate, unconditional amnesty to all "illegal" immigrants.

As America considers the 'problem' of illegal immigration, there's no better time for the US to have offered a safe haven to Hirsi Ali -- America once again performs the role for which it was born: as a safe haven from oppression; and Europe once again performs the role it has chosen for itself: bureaucratic bungling. Ali's bureaucratic ejection by the Netherlands has at a stroke made her a poster woman for open immigration, just as she was before the poster woman highlighting Muslim oppression of women.

LINKS: The solution to 'illegal immigration' - Harry Binswanger
Immigration Quotas vs. Individual Rights: The Moral and Practical Case for Open Immigration - Harry Binswanger
Castaway - Cox & Forkum

TAGS: Immigration, Politics-US, Politics-Europe


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