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Revisiting the Ethical Conundrum of an Open Border

Two issues ago, in Uncommon Sense #304, I wrote about the ethical issues surrounding the Biden Administration’s open border policy. One of the comments I made in that article read as follows:

“In Denver, it has gotten so out of control that citizens of Denver are now being asked to open their homes to the throngs of illegal aliens that have invaded that city. There simply is no more shelter space for these people, and so the Mayor of Denver is pleading with the citizens of Denver to simply open the doors to their homes and allow total strangers to live with them.”

One of my students who read the article (AB), reached out to me and questioned the validity of that comment. Being bright and attentive, as well as in possession of some measure of drive, she looked into the matter and then expressed to me I may have overstated or misstated the reality of the situation. It was her view that the Mayor of Denver wasn’t actually asking residents to just fling open the doors to their homes and allow total strangers to barge in and take over one or more bedrooms, etc., but rather, that the Mayor was asking homeowners who also own rental property to give consideration (serious consideration, I might add) to renting not to American citizens but to illegal aliens (whom the Mayor refers to as “Newcombers” – the lastest trendy and deceptive spin.)

I contacted the Mayor’s office in Denver, but received no reply. I also contacted four other politicians in Denver who would know for sure, but not a one of them got back to me, either.

What to do?

I will defer to the view of my student until such time I am able to find documented validation otherwise. (Thank you, AB, for your sharp eye! And no, that does not count for Extra Credit!)

Ara Norwood is a multi-faceted and results-oriented professional. Spanning a multiplicity of disciplines including leadership, management, innovation, strategy, service, sales, business ethics, and entrepreneurship. Ara is also a historian, having special expertise on the era of the founding of our republic.
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