Tag Archives: Immigration

  • Borderlands: What’s Happening to America?

    Posted on July 30, 2014 by Libertarian Policy Leaders in Immigration.

    Borderlands: What’s Happening to America? by Sheldon Richman   A man, an American citizen, sits in his car as a U.S. Border Patrol agent insists that he roll down his window. He refuses. Agents use battering rams to smash the windows. Still, the driver refuses to leave his car, so he is hit with a […]

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  • What the Immigration Bill Overlooks

    Posted on July 9, 2013 by Libertarian Policy Leaders in Immigration.

    What the Immigration Bill Overlooks by Sheldon Richman   In passing the monstrosity known as immigration “reform,” the Senate overlooked a few things of importance. This is unsurprising. A bill on immigration that is backed by leading Republicans and Democrats, big business, and government-co-opted unions is bound to have missed some things.   The bill, […]

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  • What Immigration Problem?

    Posted on November 11, 2011 by Libertarian Policy Leaders in Immigration.

    What Immigration Problem? by Sheldon Richman   Arizona, Alabama, and Georgia have each enacted stringent laws aimed at curbing illegal immigration. Before saying more, let’s be clear about the alleged problem. What is an “illegal immigrant”? It’s simply a person — possessing natural rights, mind you — who comes to the United States without the permission […]

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  • Immigration Chaos

    Posted on August 1, 2011 by Libertarian Policy Leaders in Immigration.

    Immigration Chaosby Fergus Hodgson   The presence of illegal immigrants in the United States continues to generate ineffectual political initiatives, from employment verification mandates to referendums against in-state tuition access.   These fail to resolve the underlying causes for the presence of illegals, such as the arbitrary (see the immigration lottery), expensive, and humiliating immigration process (and I speak from […]

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  • Immigration, The Right Against the Right

    Posted on May 26, 2010 by Libertarian Policy Leaders in Immigration.

    Immigration, The Right Against the Right May 26, 2010Alvaro Vargas Llosa WASHINGTON—The immigration debate that will have lasting consequences is not the one between the left and the right but the one taking place within the ranks of conservatives in the United States and around the world. A few days ago, during a visit to […]

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  • Immigration Socialism versus Freedom and the Free Market

    Posted on May 7, 2010 by Libertarian Policy Leaders in Immigration.

    Immigration Socialism versus Freedom and the Free Marketby Jacob G. Hornberger, May 7, 2010 Originally published by the Future of Freedom Foundation here . Let me begin by making a very simple, direct point: There is one — and only one — solution to the so-called immigration crisis: freedom and free markets. Every other measure, including the […]

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    Hispanics at the Polls

    Posted on November 12, 2008 by Alvaro Vargas Llosa in Immigration.

    Hispanics at the Polls November 12, 2008Alvaro Vargas Llosa WASHINGTON—Because of the debate over immigration reform, the word “Hispanic” became a stigma in the eyes of many Americans over the last two years. How ironic then that 10 million Hispanic voters played such a crucial role in last week’s presidential election. They voted for Barack […]

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    Europe’s Fear

    Posted on July 9, 2008 by Alvaro Vargas Llosa in Immigration.

    Europe’s Fear July 9, 2008Alvaro Vargas Llosa WASHINGTON—The European Parliament’s decision to pass a new law allowing member countries to imprison undocumented aliens for up to 18 months and deport children has reignited the debate over immigration, one of the most sensitive issues of our time.   The European arguments against immigration are similar to […]

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  • A Real Libertarian Argument on Immigration

    Posted on February 21, 2008 by admin in Immigration.

    Robert Higgs, Senior Fellow for The Independent Institute on The Difference Between an Illegal Immigrant and Me : Some Americans clothe their hatred with the charge that the foreigners who come here commit crimes, such as selling drugs and conducting businesses without a license. Of course, drug peddling and working without a government license ought […]

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  • More Immigration Lies Skewered

    Posted on December 11, 2007 by admin in Immigration.

    Reuters on Illegal immigrants not U.S. healthcare burden: Illegal Latino immigrants do not cause a drag on the U.S. health care system as some critics have contended and in fact get less care than Latinos in the country legally, researchers said on Monday. Such immigrants tend not to have a regular doctor or other health-care […]

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