San Diego Law Review


Lori Watson

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What does justice require in regards to immigration policy? This question presses upon us-citizens of developed, Western democracies-with a profound degree of moral urgency. The number of people seeking to immigrate into the world's liberal democracies is only likely to increase in the foreseeable future; immigration due to the impact of global warming, armed conflict, and food shortages, just to name a few precipitous causes, is expected to increase dramatically in the next generation. Add to this the fact that those groups most disadvantaged by global inequality, women in particular, tend to bear the impact of such causes to a greater degree than their male counterparts, and the urgency of developing a fair policy on immigration is all the more clear.

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