The Ethics of Doing Business with Illegal Immigrants
By Benjamin Powell, Jason Brennan
This article appeared in the Summer 2022 issue of The Independent Review.
We show that, in light of the overall economic consequences of immigration, every major ethical theory finds that existing immigration restrictions are unjust. Immigration restrictions do not fall into the special circumstances where philosophers have argued that there is an independent duty to obey the law. Thus, we conclude that it is ethical for people and businesses to interact with illegal immigrants in violation of the law.
|Other Independent Review articles by Benjamin Powell|
|Winter 2017/18||Raveling the Immigration Narrative|
|Spring 2016||Dynamics of Intervention in the War on Drugs|
|Winter 2015/16||The U.S. Economy: The New Normal and an Unsustainable Future|
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