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Legal Immigration Into the United States (Appendix 1): Cultural Arguments in Defense of the Diversity Lottery

[Note: Here is Part 6.] The existence of the visa lottery may seem to proceed from a naive sense of fairness toward people with respect to whom the US has no obligations. I think that’s not all in spite of the … Continue reading

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Legal Immigration Into the United States (Part 6): The Legal Gateways into the US, with Figures

[Note: here is Part 5] Now that I may have your attention, let’s review together the several gates of legal immigration into the US and the numbers passing through those gates recently. I deal here with immigration properly defined, the … Continue reading

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The US Immigration Lottery

 (Also posted on Notes on Liberty.) As I write, Democrats and Republicans are gearing up for a battle to transform an American immigration system that has changed little in fifty years. President Trump seems eager to alter both the number … Continue reading

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Legal Immigration: Two Fallacies

2/7/14 Recycled; needed today. I keep hearing conservative commentators contrasting legal immigrants with illegal immigrants as if the former where civilized, orderly people while the latter were queue-jumpers. This is based on a big, significant misunderstanding of our immigration laws. … Continue reading

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