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“Ye Shall Know them By Their Fruits”: Immigration Controls in Practice

| July 2018
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In light of the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the travel ban, Drew Thomson reflects on how to develop institutions that can identify and mitigate discrimination in practice.

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The Zero Tolerance Migration Policy: Two Moral Objections

The Zero Tolerance Migration Policy: Two Moral Objections

| June 2018
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In this post Drew Thompson explains two moral objections to the Trump administration’s current policy of separating migrant children from their parents.

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Borders of Class: Migration and Citizenship in the Capitalist State

| June 2018
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In this essay, Lea Ypi defends the relevance of social class in migration debates. In contrast to both defenders and critics of freedom of movement, she argues that borders have always been (and will continue to be) open for some and closed for others.

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Temporary Labor Migration within the EU as Structural Injustice

| June 2018
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Temporary labor migration (TLM) constitutes a significant trend of migration movements within the European Union, yet it has received scant attention in normative migration debates. By drawing on Iris Marion Young’s conception of structural injustice, this paper analyzes the injustice of TLM within the EU.

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Golden Visas, Dreamers, & Ethics in Immigration, with Ayelet Shachar

Golden Visas, Dreamers, & Ethics in Immigration, with Ayelet Shachar

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In this interview, Ayelet Shachar discusses the ethical issues surrounding golden visa programs, and draws a contrast between golden visa “Parachuters” on one hand and “Dreamers” in the United States on the other.

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Migration, Brain Drain, and Cuba-U.S. Relations

Migration, Brain Drain, and Cuba-U.S. Relations

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The Cuba-U.S. relationship shows that advocating open borders is not as ethically straightforward as one may think, and that sometimes open door policies have nefarious purposes. This adds an often-overlooked dimension to the debate on the ethics of migration.

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The Marketization of Citizenship in an Age of Restrictionism

The Marketization of Citizenship in an Age of Restrictionism

| March 2018
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This essay traces the rise of golden visa programs and critically evaluates the legal, normative, and distributional quandaries they raise. Shachar writes that the intrusion of market logic into the sovereign act of defining “who belongs” raises significant justice and equality concerns that require closer scrutiny.

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Securing Protection for De Facto Refugees: The Case of Central America’s Northern Triangle

| June 2017
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The Northern Triangle of Central America is one of the most violent regions of the world. However, those fleeing the violence are unable to find adequate protection either within their own countries, in the broader region, or internationally. This essay calls for updating the definition of the term “refugee” under international law, as well as greater domestic recognition of the violence.

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