Debate: The Soho Forum — Alex Nowrasteh vs. Francis Menton
The U.S. should have free immigration except for those who pose a security threat or have a serious contagious disease.
For the affirmative:
Alex Nowrasteh is the director of economic and social policy studies at the Cato Institute where most of his work has focused on immigration. He is widely published in newspapers, blogs, and peer-reviewed academic journals. He is the coauthor (with Benjamin Powell) of the book Wretched Refuse? The Political Economy of Immigration and Institutions (Cambridge University Press, 2020), which is the first book on how economic institutions in receiving countries adjust to immigration. He is a native of Southern California and received an MS in economic history from the London School of Economics.
For the negative:
Francis Menton writes the Manhattan Contrarian blog (manhattancontrarian.com) which has been featured on Real Clear Politics, Power Line, Instapundit, and others. He retired from being a litigation partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in December 2015, after 40+ years with the firm.
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