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Afghanistan, and the Bigger Picture of Asylum and Immigration

Ilya Somin writes persuasively that we should let in more immigrants—and not just the most obvious victims.

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In the 19th century, the Chinese Exclusion Act granted or “found” a federal power to restrict immigration. But does it actually exist?

The History and Constitutionality of Immigration Laws

“The Constitution does not specifically enumerate any federal government power over immigration.”

“[T]here should be a presumption of freedom of movement across international boundaries.”

The British system of “peerage” enshrined your status at birth as a form of privilege. The American Revolution was fought against such titles and privileges, yet today American citizens enjoy a status that the Dukes and Earls of Old would envy.

Immigration Laws: The Return of Peerage?

“[I]f there’s anybody who’s a victim of oppression of the kind that asylum is supposed to protect against, it’s somebody that was literally turned into a slave based on their religion or their ethnicity.”

Similarities Between Asylum Laws and Hate Crimes

Addressing Common Objections to Immigration

The Exception within the Exception: Asylum, but Not for Slave Labor?

Certifying Power of Attorneys General

Economic Refugees: A New Category for Asylum?

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