Is this the Scandinavia Sanders dreams of:

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Sweden's immigrants are mainly Middle Eastern people, fleeing war. The problems confronting Europe in this regard are different from those the U.S. is facing, where most immigrants are economic, or fleeing crime and environmental disaster.

I'm not sure how useful it is to rely on Europe for solutions to American problems arising from immigration.
Sweden's welfare model will be crushed under the weight of this. Poverty immigration to the USA will crush our resources. Democrat politicians ignore it.
 
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Sweden's welfare model will be crushed under the weight of this. Poverty immigration to the USA will crush our resources. Democrat politicians ignore it.
Uh, that's unlikely. Swedish law enforcement is very likely adequate to protect its taxation system, as is ours (if we had the politicians we need to prosecute employers/exploiters of undocumented people.)

OTOH, like the U.S., Sweden's population mix is aging rapidly. Infusion of new taxpayers/workers aka immigrants is vital to that nation's economic future.

As is ours.
 
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Uh, that's unlikely. Swedish law enforcement is very likely adequate to protect its taxation system, as is ours (if we had the politicians we need to prosecute employers/exploiters of undocumented people.)

OTOH, like the U.S., Sweden's population mix is aging rapidly. Infusion of new taxpayers/workers aka immigrants is vital to that nation's economic future.

As is ours.
In our case immigration and illegal immigration are the defining difference. Democrats like to blur if not erase the line between the two.
 
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In our case immigration and illegal immigration are the defining difference. Democrats like to blur if not erase the line between the two.
Yanno, you don't have to guess at Bernie's immigration reform proposal. He's been quite clear: immigration must not be allowed to harm American workers.

 
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Bernies right on this one issue and its a big reason the DNC will not allow him anywhere near the Whitehouse
AGREED. The labor of undocumented people is a HUGE wealth creator for some American employers, and they will do virtually anything to keep it.
 
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AGREED. The labor of undocumented people is a HUGE wealth creator for some American employers, and they will do virtually anything to keep it.
On the right the chamber of commerce wants cheap labor. On the left the democrats want potential democrat voters.
 
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On the right the chamber of commerce wants cheap labor. On the left the democrats want potential democrat voters.
Uh, no. Whut progressives like Bernie want is to eliminate the slave class of undocumented people whose wages are such a threat to American citizen workers.

There's an important policy at issue, which will affect us all.