This is part of a series of weekly posts with the most interesting content from the Open Borders Action Group on Facebook. Do join the group to weigh in on existing discussions or start your own (you might want to read this post before joining).
Posts about Nathan Smith’s draft paper on open borders
- Post by Nathan Smith, August 18, 2014, about what he’d like people to take away from his draft paper on the global economic impact of open borders. 2 likes, 5 comments.
General points related to migration and opinions about migration
- Post by John Lee, August 18, 2014, linking to Misallocation, Establishment Size, and Productivity by Pedro Bento and Diego Restuccia, July 25, 2014. 2 likes, 1 comment.
Specific current and historical situations
- Post by Nathan Smith, August 18, 2014, linking to The Immigration Middle Ground by Yuval Levin and Reihan Salam, August 14, 2014. 3 likes, 4 comments.
- Post by Brandon Reinhart, August 18, 2014, linking to What Happens When 911 Callers Don’t Speak English? by Tom Banse, Kuow.org, August 18, 2014. 2 likes.
- Post by John Lee, August 19, 2014, linking to In Honduras, U.S. deportees seek to journey north again by Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times, August 16, 2014. 4 likes, 1 comment.
- Post by John Lee, August 19, 2014, linking to “To Be a Man Here, You Have to Go to the United States.” The real origins of the Central American refugee problem are economic. So is the solution. by Daniel Reichman, Politico, August 18, 2014. 6 likes.
- Post by John Lee, August 19, 2014, linking to When Fleeing War Becomes Illegal: Palestinians escaping Syria are being turned away by neighboring states by Alice Su, The Atlantic, August 19, 2014. 2 likes.
- Post by John Lee, August 20, 2014, linking to North African Migrants Are Dying in Droves on the Mediterranean by Sam Kimball, Vice, August 20, 2014.
- Post by Tiago Santos, August 22, 2014, noting that Brazil is working on a bill which would allow potential migrants to ask for a work visa even without a job offer. They would have one year to find a job in Brazil. The post links to the text of the bill in Portuguese. 12 likes, 2 comments.
- Post by John Lee, August 22, 2014, linking to Letter From the Border: New Crisis is the Old Crisis by Natasha Vargas-Cooper, The Intercept, August 22, 2014. 3 likes.
- Post by John Lee linking to Afro-Chinese marriages boom in Guangzhou: but will it be ’til death do us part’? Guangzhou is witnessing many Afro-Chinese marriages, but the mainland’s lack of citizenship rights for husbands and a crackdown on foreign visas means families live in fear of being torn apart by Jenni Marsh, funded by the China-Africa Reporting Project and published by the South China Morning Post Magazine section. 4 likes.
- Post by John Lee, August 23, 2014, linking to Ebola has infected public discourse with a new xenophobia by Lola Okolosie, The Guardian, August 4, 2014.
- Post by Vipul Naik, August 23, 2014, linking to Ousted chief accuses border agency of shooting cover-ups, corruption by Andrew Becker, the center for investigative reporting, August 24, 2014.