Marrying Someone for a Green Card
Webcast Q&A: Sunday, 23 October 2011, Question 3
In the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on 23 October 2011, I answered a question on marrying someone for a Green Card.
Is it moral to marry someone just to obtain a green card? Given the difficulties of immigrating to the United States, is it immoral to circumvent those bad laws by marrying someone solely to obtain a green card? Would it matter if the person were a good friend?
My Answer, In Brief: America's current immigration laws systematically violate rights, so it's not immoral to break them per se. But in this case, the sacrifice required would likely be too great.
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