Concerns about immigration usually stem from a fear that immigration threatens to undermine the institutions and values of a liberal democratic society. Less often considered is the impact of immigration control on those same values and institutions. This presentation looks at the other side of the ledger. It also considers the implications of episodes like pandemics to this issue. Professor Chandran Kukathas holds the Lee Kong Chian Chair in Political Science, and serves as the Dean of the School of Social Sciences, at Singapore Management University. He is the author of The Liberal Archipelago (Oxford 2003) and Immigration and Freedom (Princeton 2021 forthcoming).