Immigration, Freedom, and the Constitution
- Author(s): Ilya Somin
- Date Posted: 2017
- Law & Economics #: 17-25
- Availability: Full text (most recent) on SSRN
In recent years, many conservatives have come to favor a highly restrictionist approach to immigration policy. But that position is in conflict with their own professed commitment to principles such as free markets, liberty, colorblindness, and enforcing constitutional limits on the power of the federal government. These values ultimately all support a strong presumption in favor of free migration.