Huemer on immigration and the preservation of culture
Immigration, Cultural preservation, Open borders, Rights
Libertarian philosopher Michael Huemer has argued recently that there is a prima facie right to immigrate, and, moreover, that concerns people have about the effects of immigration are not strong enough to neutralize or override this prima facie right. In this paper, I focus on one particular concern that Huemer deems insufficiently strong to neutralize or override the prima facie right to immigrate, namely, the concern that unrestricted immigration poses a threat to one’s culture. I argue that Huemer fails to show that the concern is insufficiently strong.
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De Clercq, R. (2017). Huemer on immigration and the preservation of culture. Philosophia, 45(3), 1091–1098. doi: 10.1007/s11406-017-9830-3