Debate: Is Immigration A Human Right?

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Debate: Is Immigration A Human Right?
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Debate: Is Immigration A Human Right? says
University of San Diego
Institute for Peace and Justice Theater
San Diego, California

Every nation claims the authority to control and limit who crosses its borders. But does this claim of authority stand up to moral scrutiny? What would happen if we thought of free migration as a basic human right, and held all nations responsible for respecting it? Is a policy of “open borders” a moral imperative? Or would open borders be a moral and economic disaster?

Bryan Caplan, Professor of Economics, George Mason University
Kit Wellman, Professor of Philosophy, Washington University in St. Louis

Questions? Please contact Professor Matt Zwolinski at

Sponsored by:
Institute for Humane Studies, John Templeton Foundation, The Center for Ethics, Economics, and Public Policy at the University of San Diego.

The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) is a nonprofit educational organization that engages with students and professors around the country to encourage the study and advancement of freedom.

This event was made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.
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By: Institute for Humane Studies