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The Rawlsian System Of Immigration

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“Hard on the outside, soft on the inside,” this theory “describes a Rawlsian system of citizenship espousing strict border and immigration control while adopting social liberties compatible with a democratic legal system for the nations interior (pg. 244).” The theory argues that we have strict and swift borders, making it difficult for immigrants to enter the country, but for those who are here already they should have some equal rights to those of natural citizens. Though, Michael Witzer argued that immigration decisions are political and necessary for identity of a nation group (Pg. 245), solely basing his argument on identity, citizenship, and culture. However, Walzer also argues that while we have a hard exterior it would be unjust to
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