States prevent many people from immigrating. For instance, 13.6 million people applied for only 50,000 United States visas in 2010. 1 Economists estimate that immigration restrictions cause economic distortions that dwarf the distortions caused by other economic barriers. Michael
methodological difficulties he is no doubt correct that explanations based on broad socio-cultural forms of analysis offer the possibility of developing more plausible and credible explanations of the crime drop than many of those accounts that have been offered to date.
Immigration, Crime and Violence
agriculture, to build our industries, to develop our commerce, to produce new inventions and, in general, to make us the leading nation that we now are.
Commission on Immigration and Naturalization 1953
“America is a nation of immigrants.” We all have heard this phrase. It is a
incongruous to an increasingly bordered and securitised western polity, where immigration control is increasing. For those interested in increasing immigration controls in Northern Ireland and the UK, for non-British (including Northern Irish) or non-Irish persons travelling through Irish ports of entry, or
The issue of immigration is highly salient to citizens of industrialised democracies for various reasons. Not only can an influx of unwanted immigrants mean loss of jobs, or pose a threat to national identity, but, as Hannah Arendt 1 points out, controlling immigration is
This paper is about the relationship between the territorial rights of states and their right to control and limit immigration into their territories. I focus on a broadly liberal conception of territorial rights as dependent on the legitimacy of the state, which is in turn