Two Professors Debate Whether Immigration is a Human Right

Does the state have a moral obligation to restrict immigration for the sake of the common good, or is it engaging in unjust coercion when it does so? This question was central to a debate held at the University of San Diego’s Center for Ethics, Economics, and Public Policy on March 16, 2017.

Dr. Tim McCarty, Professor of Political Science, at the University of San Diego, moderates the discussion between Bryan Caplan, Professor of Economics at George Mason University, and Christopher Wellman of Washington University. What follows is a fascinating conversation about whether immigration is a basic human right and how it should relate to the United States federal policy.

Note: This video was originally published by Bleeding Heart Libertarians. You may find the original here.

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