Interestingly, Cato Institute is the only organization that I know of that ever really advocated – for several decades – for fully open borders.
It is of course to benefit the Georgia Pacific company, etc. But it’s been very interesting to watch a right-wing libertarian organization’s stance be re-construed as a far left and liberal set of positions with the Cato Institute shying away from talking about it as much since 2016 (as open borders became politically unpopular in the right)
So Adam Bates’ pedigree and anti-Democratic party ideas go entirely hand-in-hand in this case. That’s not to say it doesn’t also support non-right-wing-libertarian positions as well, but impetus can make a difference