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The Philosophy of Immigration and the Problem of Statelessness

Posted on March 8, 2017

Many political philosophers defend the right of nations to control their own immigration policies and to decide who can be a citizen and who cannot. Certain forms of statelessness, however, seem to pose problems for this view: in nations without birthright citizenship, for example, some children end up born stateless. Though these nations may have a right to control their own immigration policies and requirements for citizenship, they do not have the right to harm non-citizens for no good reason, and rendering someone stateless is a particularly severe harm.

Presented by Stephen Mathis, Associate Professor of Philosophy

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Thursday, March 9, 2017
12:30 p.m.
President's Dining Room

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