Do immigrants value economic freedom? What countries do immigrants find more attractive? When countries receive immigrants, do their economic freedom scores improve or decline? Alex Padilla will discuss these questions and more.
In particular, since pre-revolutionary times, a primary immigration concern has been that the cultural and institutional beliefs immigrants bring with them will change the institutions and beliefs of the receiving country in a negative way.
Professor Padilla will provide some insight into this issue based upon research he had done. Ultimately, he will explain why, once we understand why immigrants typically move, we should expect immigrants to be guardians of our liberty and sovereignty.