Immigration: Legal and Otherwise

In the 3/11/13 issue of the WSJ, a former ambassador to Canada and a former diplomat to Mexico reproduce essentially most of the argument Sergei Nikiforov and I made clearly more than three years ago:

The solution to the problem of illegal immigration involves separating legal residency from citizenship.

The argument was developed in a 2009 issue of the libertarian Independent Review under the title: “If Mexicans and Americans Could Cross the Border Freely.”

The article is linked to this blog.

I also wish to repeat what I have already said recently on this blog: There is not much demand for US citizenship among illegal immigrants. The demand comes almost entirely from cynical professional members of the Democratic Party.


About Jacques Delacroix

I write short stories, current events comments, and sociopolitical essays, mostly in English, some in French. There are other people with the same first name and same last name on the Internet. I am the one who put up on Amazon in 2014: "I Used to Be French: an Immature Autobiography" and also: "Les pumas de grande-banlieue." To my knowledge, I am the only Jacques Delacroix with American and English scholarly publications. In a previous life, I was a teacher and a scholar in Organizational Theory and in the Sociology of Economic Development. (Go ahead, Google me!) I live in the People’s Green Socialist Republic of Santa Cruz, California.
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One Response to Immigration: Legal and Otherwise

  1. Pingback: Immigration: Some Reflections in a Libertarian Mold | FACTS MATTER

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