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Tag: illegal immigration
  • The Alternative Immigration Reform

    Libertarians seem to have hit a fork in the road with proper immigration reform.   On the one hand, amnesty and open borders appear to the libertarian as the default position. Human beings should be free to travel and live where they please: this is a classic exercise of personal liberty. Giving the state the …

  • Politics in One Lesson

    If you’ve ever read Henry Hazlitt’s timeless book Economics in One Lesson, you’ll recall that Hazlitt stresses that “the art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but …

  • Graham Eyes “Birthright Citizenship”

    Lindsey’s back with another peculiar idea. Lindsey Graham recently mentioned that he might be  introducing a constitutional amendment restricting (or banning) citizenship to babies of illegal aliens.  “I may introduce a constitutional amendment that changes the rules if you have a child here,” Graham said to Greta Van Susteren of Fox News.  “Birthright citizenship I …

  • The Judge Gives His Verdict on Arizona Immigration Law

  • Changing the Subject 101

    Watch how FireDogLake’s Jane Hamsher takes Dylan Ratigan’s attempt at a bicker fight and uses it to speak some truth (Thanks to Stopthedrugwar.org for the link).

  • A Great Critique of Arizona Immigration Law

    It did my heart good to see Linda Chavez’s recent comments at the National Review critiquing the recent Arizona immigration law.  As a staunch localist, my disdain for this law does not necessarily mean that I think federal action should be taken to dismantle it.  However, I still think that it is the duty of society …

  • Should Health Insurance Reform Cover Illegal Immigrants?

    According to libertarian Professor Jeffrey Miron, the answer is simple. Should health care reform cover illegal immigrants? For libertarians, that’s any easy question: 1. Governments should not provide health insurance for anyone, so it does not have to decide whether to cover illegal immigrants. 2. Governments should not restrict immigration. Then all immigrants would be …