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Immigration Justice Peter  Higgins

Immigration Justice

Peter Higgins

Published August 31st 2013
ISBN : 9780748670260
Hardcover
288 pages
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Philosophical conceptions of the experience of immigration rest largely on outdated, pre-World War II assumptions, rooted in the portrayal of a tyrannized European migrant escaping to North America to claim a slice of unsettled lands. This flawedMorePhilosophical conceptions of the experience of immigration rest largely on outdated, pre-World War II assumptions, rooted in the portrayal of a tyrannized European migrant escaping to North America to claim a slice of unsettled lands. This flawed portrait has skewed the fundamental moral principles informing immigration law and practice -- and not just in the west.Grounded in empirical data, this volume dismantles and rebuilds our understanding of international immigration law, arguing individual countries should fashion and adopt their own unique set of immigration policies. The text offers definitive claims about who is allowed to become a member of a political community and under what circumstances states can justly admit or exclude prospective migrants. The study concludes with concrete recommendations for policy.