The Rights of Irregular Migrants [Abstract]
Irregular migrants are morally entitled to a wide range of legal rights, including basic human and civil rights. Therefore, states ought to create a firewall between those charged with protecting and enforcing these rights and those charged with enforcing immigration laws.
Author(s): Joseph H. Carens
The Elusive Rights of an Invisible Population [Excerpt]
Carens's suggestion for a so-called firewall protecting irregular migrants' basic rights creates serious problems of coherence and feasibility for the legal and political systems of host countries.
Author(s): Christina Boswell
Irregular Migrants: An Alternative Perspective [Excerpt]
While accepting Carens's view that irregular migrants can rightfully claim from the state protection of human rights, Miller disagrees that such migrants can claim rights of citizenship.
Author(s): David Miller
Migrants and Work-related Rights [Excerpt]
Carens's discussion of the work-related rights of irregular migrants fails to consider the differentiated employment rights of legal temporary migrants, permanent residents, and citizens.
Author(s): Bridget Anderson
Immigration Policy and "Immanent Critique" [Excerpt]
Carens's use of 'immanent critique' to ground his moral prescriptions on the not yet realized normative purposes of the immigration policies of liberal democratic states meets with only partial success.
Author(s): Marit Hovdal Moan