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Joseph H. Carens

Joseph H. Carens is Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto and author of The Ethics of Immigration.

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The moral right of states to apprehend and deport irregular migrants erodes with the passage of time.

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Political theorist Joseph Carens argues that although states have a right to control their borders, the right to deport those who violate immigration laws is not absolute.

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What we owe people who stay.

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The right of government to deport irregular migrants is not absolute. That right weakens as time passes and the migrants become members of society.

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Moral and policy mistakes.

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