Monday, September 03, 2007

Breaking the Law

Elvira Arellano (an illegal immigrant) took refuge in a Chicago church for a year, before venturing out and being deported by police - leaving her son (a US citizen) in the States under the guardianship of the church.

A network of teachers and families in France hide and protect immigrants and their kids from deportation.

Somehow sounds like the plot of a Heroes episode - or even echoes of occupied Europe.

In both these cases, I don't think you can say that the Church or the network of families and teachers are morally wrong when breaking the law (what does that tell you about immigration laws?). In fact, I know of no reasonable moral code which judges rights and wrongs based on where one chooses the live.

[And I know for a fact that there is very little (if any) economics based reasoning for restrictions of movement]

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