To disallow emigration is to imprison someone. But to allow emigration without the right to go somewhere is also to imprison.

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Ironic, but typical statist casuistry. The 7th grievance of the Declaration reads:

"He has endeavored to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands."

Note: the beef is not "He has not delegated to us the power to welcome or deny migrations". The beef is that he is discouraging migration.

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