By Bryan Caplan
When I scoffed at the idea that we should help low-skilled Americans by keeping out and deporting immigrants, some angry folks retorted: “We Americans built this country! That makes it ours, and entitles us to keep them out.”
Which makes me wonder: Since Latin Americans are industriously rebuilding New Orleans, does that make the city rightfully theirs?
I think not. But it is yet another reason to show immigrants respect and appreciation.