Debate: “Is Immigration a Basic Human Right?”

Debate: “Is Immigration a Basic Human Right?”

Date and Time

Thursday, March 16, 2017

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  • Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Theatre

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Every nation claims the authority to control and limit who crosses its borders. But does this claim of authority stand up to moral scrutiny? What would happen if we thought of free migration as a basic human right, and held all nations responsible for respecting it? Is a policy of “open borders” a moral imperative? Or would open borders be a moral and economic disaster? 


  • Bryan Caplan (George Mason University Economics)
  • Christopher Wellman (Washington University Philosophy)

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