Immigration

What Do Immigrants Do to the American Labor Market?

New studies attempt to refute two of the most famous studies on immigration's impact on native workers.

- October 13, 2015

Controlling Immigration Means Controlling Everyone

Like Apartheid, internal immigration enforcement threatens everyone's freedom, not just the targeted group's.

- October 01, 2015

WATCH: The Prohibition of People

Just as alcohol prohibition produced bootleggers, speakeasies, and smuggling, the border crackdown has created a boom in illegal immigration.

- September 25, 2015

Chinese Women Give Birth in the US to Thwart the One-Child Policy

Anti-immigration groups want to help Chinese population control by prosecuting women who escape it.

- September 24, 2015

A Place for the Stateless: Can a Startup City Solve the Refugee Crisis?

There are 20 million international refugees, and Western nations will accept less than 1% of them — can a new city-state solve the crisis?

- September 24, 2015

Lincoln and the Know-Nothings: Quote of the Day

"Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid."

- September 23, 2015

We Accept Refugees to Save Their Lives, Not to Fix Their Countries

Letting in Syrian refugees won't stop the civil war, but it will save people who will otherwise die in it.

- September 21, 2015

Don't Wait until It's Too Late to Let People Flee Dangerous Countries

In the 1930s, the US government was not just doing nothing in the face of Nazi oppression; it was using force to actively impede victims’ efforts to save themselves.

 

- September 18, 2015

Keynes on Trade, Migration, Globalization: Quote of the Day

The great project of internationalism came to a calamitous end in August 1914. 

- September 18, 2015

Why Open Borders?

Lack of imagination is the single biggest barrier in the United States to ending the war on immigration.

- September 14, 2015

5 Ways the Private Sector Can Help the Syrian Refugees

Step 1: Get the government out of the way. 

- September 14, 2015

The Canadian Border Fence Is the Climax of Isolationism

Scott Walker's plan to wall off the world is the logical conclusion of the GOP's frenzied isolationism. 

- September 10, 2015

A Shoddy Defense of Bernie Sanders' Closed-Borders Stance

The laws of economics limit the ability of governments to control prices; does that mean the United States is not a sovereign country? Will we not be “sovereign” until we declare our independence from scarcity, gravity, mortality, and all the other inconvenient limitations on human behavior?

- August 27, 2015

Sometimes We Crash

How do we reconcile our desire for safety with our knowledge that the universe is, in fact, uncontrollable? 

- August 26, 2015

5 Charts that Show Trump's Immigration Paper Is Nonsense

Almost every single thing Trump claims about foreigners and the economy is false or misleading.

- August 19, 2015

Two-Thirds of Americans Oppose Cutting Legal Immigration

Americans overwhelmingly support admitting legal immigrant workers.

- August 11, 2015

Our Immigration System Is Killing Our Allies

Fifty thousand Afghan and Iraqi translators risked their lives to help Americans, but the US immigration system betrayed them.

- August 04, 2015

Does America Ban Immigration?

For people without a college degree or a close American relative, the Statue of Liberty’s “Golden Door” is almost completely shut.

- July 31, 2015

The Best Argument Against Immigration

Will immigrants undermine the institutions that make America great? 

- July 29, 2015

Bernie Sanders' Anti-Immigration Crankery

"Open borders? No, that’s a Koch brothers proposal." Well, okay then.

- July 28, 2015

Do Refugees Need Welfare? Or Do They Need to Escape?

The humanitarian relief that refugees need isn’t food stamps — it’s an escape from violence and oppression. 

- July 27, 2015

Did "No Irish Need Apply" Signs Really Exist?

And what do they tell us about America, then and now?

- July 23, 2015

Trumpism: The Ideology

As bad as the status quo is, it could be worse. Trump is dedicated to taking us there.

- July 17, 2015

The Radical Case for Pragmatic Libertarianism

By directly engaging in the policy process, libertarians can have a real influence on our country, which means more liberty in our lifetime.

- July 17, 2015

By the Numbers: Do Immigrants Cause Crime?

In general, immigrants are less criminal than natives, and they have little impact on crime rates.

- July 13, 2015

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