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open borders conference 2018

On October 20, 2018, there will be an Open Borders Conference, hosted at the GMU Law School in Arlington, Virginia. The purpose is to bring together all people who wish to see a world of free and peaceful movement. Our first keynote speaker will be attorney and undocumented activist Lizbeth Mateo. We will also have Bryan Caplan, who will speak on the economics of open borders. Additionally, we will have two panels: law/theory and activism. The conference is non-partisan and we welcome people of all political persuasions.

The cost is low ($10 donation) and seats are filling up fast. If you can’t make it, please consider donating to the Free Migration Project, which is the organizational sponsor of the conference. If you donate $50 or more, I’ll send you free copies of Contexts magazine. If you donate $100 or more, a free copy of one of my books.  Just write a note saying the donation is for the Open Borders Conference.

So come to the conference. If you can’t make it, please post and tweet this announcement. And send us some money!

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Written by fabiorojas

August 27, 2018 at 4:01 am

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  1. I’ll be in the DC area on/around this date. Sounds quite interesting — but its marketing suggests this is more of a gathering of the like-minded than an objective debate of the issues. What’s your take on it? I’d hear you debate an opponent of an open borders policy any day!

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    Don Frazier

    August 29, 2018 at 2:22 am

  2. The conference is for people who want to learn about open borders. I have debated open borders with people before. You can also consult openborders.info for extensive coverage of debates around open borders.

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    fabiorojas

    August 29, 2018 at 2:29 am

  3. Thanks for the prompt reply. Many of the essays in this site seem to argue for an expansion of current immigration and the legitimization of non-citizens already in the US — many Americans like me would agree! — but not for actual open borders. Framed in terms of Latin America, they avoid tough cases like sub-Saharan Africa.

    But I like your test case of one discrete group, the Rohingya. Our need to learn how mass transplantation of a basically stateless people this might/could work is certainly worth the expense. But we have learned from the Obama presidency that the kneejerk reaction could be far greater than we expect, and result in more net harm than good.

    Might see you there; thanks!

    d

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    Don Frazier

    August 29, 2018 at 2:58 am


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