July 4, 2004 by AK

At least one libertarian argument agaist immigration has been put together convincingly (by Hans-Hermann Hoppe) and is well known in relevant circles. Russia, too, is going through a high-immigration period. The question “Who’d want to move to Russia?” is important but not in the way Dave meant it. Who can legally get into the US on a work or residency visa? Those who have close relatives there; those who can pass as refugees; and those who have skills that are officially in demand in the US–skills from a rather narrow set, such as computer related and scientific. Plus, those who know how to convince US immigration authorities they qualify under any of these categories, have a huge advantage.


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