In Bob Fischer (ed.), Ethics Left and Right: The Moral Issues that Divide Us. Oxford University Press (forthcoming)

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Hrishikesh Joshi
Bowling Green State University
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According to many philosophers, the world should embrace open borders – that is, let people move around the globe and settle as they wish, with exceptions made only in very specific cases such as fugitives or terrorists. Defenders of open borders have adopted two major argumentative strategies. The first is to claim that immigration restrictions involve coercion, and then show that such coercion cannot be morally justified. The second is to argue that adopting worldwide open borders policies would make the world a much better place, particularly by improving average well-being. This essay contends that both of these argumentative strategies fail. Some immigration restrictions are not only morally justified, but morally required.
Keywords open borders  consequentialism  coercion
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