The Ethics of Doing Business with Illegal Immigrants
Free Market Institute Research Paper No. 3928937
Georgetown McDonough School of Business Research Paper No. 3928937
34 Pages Posted: 24 Sep 2021 Last revised: 24 Mar 2022
Date Written: September 22, 2021
This paper reviews the ethically relevant consequences of immigration as established by economists’ studies. We then evaluate what various philosophical frameworks recommend as an ethical immigration policy. Existing U.S. immigration policy is found to be far from ethical regardless of which philosophical framework is relied upon. We then argue that in the face of unethical immigration policy, that it is ethical for businesses to subvert the law and engage in business with illegal immigrants.
JEL Classification: F22, Z19, A12, A13
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