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Borders of Class: Migration and Citizenship in the Capitalist State

| June 8, 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 8, 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

| April 18, 2018
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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 9, 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 9, 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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A Conversation on Statelessness with Kristy Belton

A Conversation on Statelessness with Kristy Belton

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In this interview, Kristy A. Belton talks about statelessness–which affects more than ten million people worldwide–including why it persists and how we can end it. Belton’s most recent essay on statelessness appears in the Spring 2017 issue of Ethics & International Affairs.

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Heeding the Clarion Call in the Americas: The Quest to End Statelessness

| March 10, 2017
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In 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees launched the #IBelong Campaign to eradicate statelessness by 2024. Given that UN Secretary-General António Guterres and others have identified the Americas as having the potential to be the first region to end statelessness, this essay evaluates the region’s progress towards that goal.

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