Sunday, June 28, 2020

Ilya Somin: The Danger of America’s Coronavirus Immigration Bans


Ilya Somin in The Atlantic ("The Danger of America’s Coronavirus Immigration Bans") offers a conservative response to the Trump administration's many efforts to restrict immigration because of the global pandemic:

"The official justifications for these policies are the prevention of the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and the protection of American workers from wage competition. Neither rationale can justify such a sweeping restriction on immigration. Even more troubling, the order is a large-scale executive-branch power grab that sets a dangerous precedent. It makes a mockery of conservative jurists’ insistence that there are constitutional limits to the amount of authority Congress can delegate to the executive."


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