The Libertarian Party opposes restrictions on peaceful immigration

For Immediate Release

January 27, 2017

The Libertarian Party welcomes peaceful people into this country and is the only political party that is still willing to stand up for the values inscribed on the Statue of Liberty:

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

Libertarian Party Chair, Nicholas Sarwark, says, “When we erect barriers to peaceful immigration or contemplate restricting immigration based on characteristics such as religious beliefs, we desecrate the noblest of principles this country was founded upon. This isn’t just about immigrants and refugees. This is about who we are as Americans.

He continues: “In the Libertarian Party, we stand for ‘liberty and justice for all.’ Not just American citizens. Not just those who were born here. Not just those of a certain background. Not just those of a certain skin color. Not just those of a certain religion.

The Libertarian Party’s position is that anyone who is peaceful should be allowed to enter the United States.

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