In order to advocate liberal and inclusive policies toward permanent immigrants, in The Ethics of Immigration Joseph Carens appeals to the importance and value of the ties that immigrants establish with the country where they reside. Such ties, he argues, constitute the grounds for granting them full membership rights. Carens' argument is meant to elicit feelings of sympathy and solidarity toward immigrants. However, it may backfire, in two important ways. First, it may foster exclusionary feelings toward those permanent migrants who fail to establish valuable ties with the receiving society. Secondly, it may obliterate and condone the fact that very often the relations that immigrants establish within the receiving society are marked by racism, exploitation and abuse.

Arguments that Backfire

OTTONELLI, VALERIA
2014

Abstract

In order to advocate liberal and inclusive policies toward permanent immigrants, in The Ethics of Immigration Joseph Carens appeals to the importance and value of the ties that immigrants establish with the country where they reside. Such ties, he argues, constitute the grounds for granting them full membership rights. Carens' argument is meant to elicit feelings of sympathy and solidarity toward immigrants. However, it may backfire, in two important ways. First, it may foster exclusionary feelings toward those permanent migrants who fail to establish valuable ties with the receiving society. Secondly, it may obliterate and condone the fact that very often the relations that immigrants establish within the receiving society are marked by racism, exploitation and abuse.
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