San Diego Law Review


Louis Henkin

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If it is a human right for every human being to choose where he or she would live, do not considerations of justice require a society to hold out its hand to such a contract? This Article explores the concept of justice, as it applies to immigration law in the United States. It examines the notion that the United States may have an obligation to accept people into the country based on considerations of justice. The author suggests that justice ought to imbue the immigration policy of the United States, and that policy would be different if justice was recognized as relevant to immigration law.