Tag Archives: border control

Ramifications of Trump’s Immigration Executive Orders

In 1939, the German ship St. Louis sailed from Hamburg to Havana. There, only a handful of passengers were allowed to disembark. The St. Louis then began to sail along the coast of Florida within sight of the lights of Miami. U.S. officials, however, refused requests from passengers to disembark and the ship returned to […]

The Impossibility of Consent: why border control makes government illegitimate

By Rachel Scott No politician (at least publicly) wants to be a dictator. They want to believe that when they set laws, or lock someone up for breaking them, that it’s morally okay for them to do that. They want to be legitimate. And we want that too. Most of us want to believe that […]