We Need Less Immigrants

A Libertarian society, with a strong belief in private property rights, would have open immigration. This society would not necessarily have a larger number of immigrants and this is a crucial distinction. Anyone would be allowed to immigrate anywhere, but conversely property owners would have to grant access to their property. Property owners could prevent immigrants from coming onto their land and that would decide the level of immigration. We do not live in an Anarcho-capitalist world and our government currently subsidizes the level of immigration. Undocumented immigrants frequently have free access to public roads, schools, and emergency rooms. As Lew Rockwell said, “these migrations in short are not market outcomes”. Additionally, welfare use is higher among immigrant households than non immigrant households. This can make some immigrants a drain on taxpayers.

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