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“Such a sophist, admired by fools, possesses no other glory than having made bruises in human awareness.”
— Victor Hugo 
From unsightly public crowds to violent crime to government corruption, immigration is ruining the West. Yet the Ayn Rand Institute promotes unrestricted immigration, even illegal immigration, including from the Third World. Snapshots from ARI’s production on this subject over the years:
“Any restrictions on immigration – large or small – trample the rights of both employers and job-seeking immigrants.”I am not making this up. Addressing those who donated to ARI: This is where part of your money ended up, in La La Land.— Robert Tracinski
Opposition to Immigration is Un-American
ARI Op-Ed January 15, 1999.
“The principle of individual rights demands open immigration. Implementing that would mean phasing out all limitations on immigration. Entry into the United States should ultimately be free for any foreigner, absent objective evidence of criminal intent or infectious disease.”— Harry Binswanger
Anti-Immigration Rhetoric Frighteningly Reveals Education’s Failure
Forbes magazine February 3, 2013
(a reworking of “Immigration Quotas vs. Individual Rights: The Moral and Practical Case for Open Immigration” Capitalism Magazine April 2, 2006).
“The problem of ‘illegal’ immigration can be solved at the stroke of a pen: legalize immigration. ... I admire those who broke our rotten, rights-defying anti-immigration laws to come here.”— Harry Binswanger
The Solution to ‘Illegal Immigration’
Capitalism Magazine May 20, 2006.
“The solution to illegal immigration is to make it legal.”— Yaron Brook
Open Immigration Policy
ARI lecture uploaded to YouTube March 17, 2008.
“The principle of individual rights ... mandates open immigration.”— Craig Biddle
Immigration and Individual Rights
The Objective Standard Spring 2008.
“Imagine if the number of annual immigrants increased ... to, say, five million. Virtually overnight we would see money pour into the American real estate market, as millions of new businessmen and workers bought and rented homes.” [He goes on to say this would “eliminate the oversupply of houses.” Apparently housing doesn’t command a high enough price for Mr. Brook.]— Yaron Brook
Open the Borders, End the Housing Glut
ARI blog December 11, 2008.
“The border between the U.S. and Mexico (and between the U.S. and Canada) should be exactly like the border between Connecticut and Massachusetts: you see ‘Welcome to Massachusetts’ and otherwise you are unaware of the difference.”— Harry Binswanger
Collectivist Arizona Immigration Law Is Anti-Capitalist
Capitalism Magazine April 28, 2012.
“Open immigration is both morally right and economically beneficial. ... If we let enough [immigrants] in, perhaps their number will offset the growing number of the native born who simper that America is the land of entitlement.”— Andrew Bernstein
Open Immigration Will Greatly Slow America’s Rush Toward An Entitlement State
Forbes magazine June 12, 2012.
“... let’s demonstrate the moral confidence, and intellectual rigor, to bid welcome to all; by offering them a proud and rational exposition of our nation’s principles and ideals.” [In other words: Open borders with lecture included.]— Amit Ghate
Does Immigration Actually Threaten American Culture?
Forbes magazine November 12, 2012.
“... open immigration is, for contemporary America, the only policy that is both moral and practical.”— Andrew Bernstein
July 24, 2013 announcement of his first BlogTalk radio show on July 30.
“Ultimately, there should be completely open borders ... But a compromise is acceptable, if it’s a step in the right direction ... .”— Harry Binswanger
Let’s Call The Democrats’ Bluff On Immigration
Forbes magazine December 10, 2013.
“An ‘illegal’ immigrant is, in principle, like a Jew in Nazi Germany who refused to wear the yellow star.”— Harry Binswanger
Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants Is Not Enough, They Deserve An Apology
Forbes magazine March 4, 2013.
When Amy Peikoff interviewed Yaron Brook on the Tammy Bruce radio show June 16, 2013, Mr. Brook spoke in favor of the Rubio-Schumer-McCain-Graham-Durbin-Menendez-Flake-Bennet immigration reform bill – read amnesty / immigration surge bill – then being considered in the U.S. Senate, saying:
In “Socialism Loathes the Poor, Capitalism Loves Them” (RealClearMarkets October 21, 2015) Harry Binswanger wrote
For those concerned over immigration slowly changing our culture, Mr. Brook retweeted L P R @ l e a d e r s n a c t i o n s p a r a p h r a s e o f s o m e t h i n g h e s a i d o n F e b r u a r y 1 0 , 2 0 1 7 <