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Ilya Somin is a Professor at the School of Law at George Mason University. Somin self-identifies as a libertarian. His webpage is here and his Wikipedia page is here. Somin blogs at the law group blog Volokh Conspiracy (blog homepage, posts by Somin only).
Somin has argued for substantially freer immigration, particularly in the context of immigration to the United States, on both moral and practical grounds. His writings, some of which been referenced at the Open Borders website are listed below.
A Road to Freedom, where Somin describes his personal history as an immigrant. This was published at HIAS and is part of a book.
- Foot Voting, Federalism, and Political Freedom, referenced at the exit and competitive government page.
- Immigration and Political Freedom (appears as part of this Forum Report, Pages 38-43), referenced at the exit and competitive government page.
- The Bitter Harvest of Immigration Restrictions, September 21, 2012, referenced at migrant labor in the US agricultural sector.
- Immigration and the Welfare State, June 12, 2011, referenced at contraction of welfare state.
- Federalism, Immigration, and Interjurisdictional Competition, April 23, 2012, referenced at immigration policy and principle of subsidiarity.
- Immigration and Discrimination, June 12, 2012, referenced at global apartheid.
- Conservatives and Immigration, April 26, 2012, referenced at the conservative and small government case for open borders page.
- In Praise of Obama’s New Immigration Policy, June 20, 2012, referenced at Obama de facto Dream Act.
- Immigrants as Our “Future Rulers”: Does the Danger of Political Externalities Justify Restrictions on Immigration?, February 15, 2013, referenced at political externalities.
- Immigration and the US Constitution, a guest blog post for Open Borders, March 18, 2013.
- Immigration and Political Freedom, a guest blog post for Open Borders, January 20, 2014.
- Open Borders Day on Volokh Conspiracy, the Washington Post, March 16, 2014.