Correcting a lie. The Mises Caucus is PRO “open borders”.
There have been lots of misinformation spread about this issue, so here is some actual facts.
The Mises Caucus platform does not take a position on immigration, that was not a focus issue for the caucus:
However, the Mises Caucus does have a statement on Immigration:
They explicitly state they are a against government prohibition of immigration:
Prohibition of immigration, like all forms of government prohibition, has the effect of placing the parties engaged outside of the law, where they would otherwise be allowed to conduct their exchange freely and openly. Placing them outside the law has the effect of introducing violence as the primary means of settling disputes. It makes immigrants themselves more likely to use violence to avoid being caught and sent back, and it puts many immigrants at the mercy of sadistic cartels and human trafficking operations.
In the statement, they merely argue that we should change our language used from “open borders” to “full privatization of borders” to be clear that they are for private property and prevent socialists from using the open border rhetoric to also advocate against property rights.
This makes sense. Libertarians often complain about the imaginary lines that governments enforce violently. Socialists use that rhetoric against us to criticize property rights.
HOWEVER, the change of rhetoric from open borders to private borders has no change in the actual policies advocated for and no change in the actual position that most people call “open borders”.
Contrary to the lies, the LPMC position is effectively pro “open borders” as much as anyone in the LP.
Article from r/Libertarian: For a Free Society