Immigration, Freedom, and the Price System

Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“Rightwing proponents of America’s socialist system of immigration controls claim that foreign citizens should not be able to enter the United States without ‘permission.’ They are referring to the need to secure ‘permission’ from two entities — the federal government and the private sector. In making their ‘permission’ argument to justify America’s socialist system of immigration controls, conservatives display their lack of understanding of the principles of freedom and free markets. When anyone needs to secure permission from the government to exercise fundamental, God-given rights, we automatically know that that is not a free society. Freedom and governmental permission are opposites.” (04/01/24)