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Justice, Migration, and Mercy

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2020.09.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael Blake, Justice, Migration, and Mercy, Oxford University Press, 2020, 266pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190879556. Reviewed by Anna Stilz, Princeton University In the United States, a comprehensive immigration reform bill was passed by the Senate in 2013, but eventually failed in the House. This bill was structured around a compromise -- increased border security measures were to be exchanged for immigration amnesty for undocumented migrants currently inside the US. Many centrist politicians (including those in the bipartisan "Gang of Eight" that sponsored the bill) supported both of these provisions. From a philosophical point of view, however, this combination of principles might seem incoherent. If undocumented migrants ought to be put on a path to citizenship, then perhaps they did nothing wrong in crossing the border... Read More

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