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General discussion of the ethics and philosophy of migration law
- Assessing immigration policy as if immigrants were people too by Open Borders guest blogger Ilya Somin, The Volokh Conspiracy, The Washington Post, March 2, 2014.
- Migration and Human Rights (49): Rights and Non-Rights Based Reasons to Favor Open Borders by Open Borders guest blogger Filip Spagnoli on his own blog, March 1, 2014.
Migration in the news around the world
- United Kingdom: What’s wrong with selling visas to rich immigrants at £2.5m a pop? The money raised would solve a lot of economic problems and quell political scaremongering about immigration by Will Hutton, The Observer (The Guardian), March 1, 2014.
- Israel: Petros Tesfagherghis: Distressed refugees in Israel are calling for help, Migrant Voice (undated).
- Australia: Scott Morrison has 66 spin doctors by Bianca Hall, The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia).
- United States: The Walls That Hurt Us by Marcello Di Cintio, The New York Times, January 23, 2014.
- Africa: Are Chinese immigrants undermining African progress? There are now 1 million Chinese living and working on the African continent, but while some are investing in employing and training locals, others have hauled most of their profits back to China by Henry Hall, Christian Science Monitor, February 26, 2014.
Research, policy analyses, recommendations, and long-run forecasts
- Less poverty, more emigration: understanding migrant flows from developing countries by Henry Telli, Migration and Development, September 11, 2013.
- United States: The Economic Gains from Eliminating U.S. Travel Visas by Robert A. Lawson, Saurav Roychoudhury and Ryan Murphy, Cato Institute (Economic Development Bulletin No. 19), February 6, 2014.
- United States: Border Patrol’s use of deadly force criticized in report. An independent review of U.S. Border Patrol shootings criticizes the agency for ‘lack of diligence’ in its investigations and suggests that agents’ tactics sometimes create a pretext to open fire by Brian Bennett, Los Angeles Times, February 27, 2014.
- United States: A Treacherous Journey: Child Migrants Navigating the U.S. Immigration System, a joint report by the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS) and Kids In Need of Defense (KIND), released February 2014.
- Singapore: The Singaporean Path to Cosmopolitanism by Open Borders guest blogger Bryan Caplan, EconLog, February 26, 2014.