03-20-2017, 06:33 PM
It isn't clear at all Ayn Rand would be for a policy of open borders. Leonard Peikoff was as close to Ayn Rand as anyone. He is the curator of her estate. He doesn't think we should let Muslims into the country and is even for limiting immigration from Mexico. I don't go that far but I suspect his living in California has a lot to do with his immigration stance. http://www.peikoff.com/2010/07/05/what-is-the-proper-government-attitude-toward-immigration/
I actually know of almost no major libertarian thinker who takes a radical open borders view. Rothbard, Walter Williams, Milton Friedman, Thomas Sowell, Gary Becker, etc all felt it legitimate to regulate immigration. Even Mises, who I took for granted would be open borders, wasn't even close to open borders. He thought if a country like Australia opened its borders up it would be overrun with evil Chinese and Malaysians.
Hayek was only for open borders in the abstract. "Professor Friedrich A. Hayek—himself an immigrant several times in his life—praised the British Conservative leader Margaret Thatcher for her call for stringent immigration controls. 'I believe that within any period with which we can now be concerned, any attempt to realize it (open borders) would lead to a revival of strong nationalist sentiments. '"
Here is what the author of one of Ron Paul's top 5 recommended books says about immigration. http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/hayeks-case-against-unlimited-immigration/