Immigration, Freedom, and the Constitution
8 Pages Posted: 16 May 2017
Date Written: May 15, 2017
In recent years, many conservatives have come to favor a highly restrictionist approach to immigration policy. But that position is in conflict with their own professed commitment to principles such as free markets, liberty, colorblindness, and enforcing constitutional limits on the power of the federal government. These values ultimately all support a strong presumption in favor of free migration.
Keywords: Immigration, Commerce Clause, Discrimination, Naturalization Clause, Naturalization, Liberty, Conservatism, Color-Blindness, Free Markets, Welfare State
JEL Classification: K37
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