- Immigration Policy and "Immanent Critique" [Excerpt]
| Marit Hovdal Moan | 07/07/2008
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.
- Migrants and Work-related Rights [Excerpt]
| Bridget Anderson | 07/07/2008
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.
- Irregular Migrants: An Alternative Perspective [Excerpt]
| David Miller | 07/07/2008
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.
- The Elusive Rights of an Invisible Population [Excerpt]
| Christina Boswell | 07/07/2008
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.
- The Rights of Irregular Migrants [Abstract]
| Joseph H. Carens | 07/07/2008
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.