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    Quote Originally Posted by MissMischief View Post
    The expectation that countries like Norway are going to send immigrants over there is quite laughable at this time in history. Why would they leave a country that is, in most measures, one that provides a better quality of life (universal healthcare, free education, better labour protections, strong social security system etc.) for one like the USA that is way down that list?
    They probably won't. It's not like there's a set quota of immigrants that America must take in to survive. But if we're going to take in immigrants, better to take in the few Norwegians who want to than the myriad Africans who want to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissMischief View Post
    The expectation that countries like Norway are going to send immigrants over there is quite laughable at this time in history. Why would they leave a country that is, in most measures, one that provides a better quality of life (universal healthcare, free education, better labour protections, strong social security system etc.) for one like the USA that is way down that list?
    Trump was saying Norway as a metaphor. He was just referencing educated richer people that can contribute to the country and will have an easier time assimilating. That is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnSmith View Post
    Trump was saying Norway as a metaphor. He was just referencing educated richer people that can contribute to the country and will have an easier time assimilating. That is all.
    Not exactly rich, but not completely impoverished, like many immigrants are. One could argue that America has always been a refuge for the poor, and it has, but every time poor foreigners were let in, conflict always followed. Take the Italians in the South for example. They came to Appalachia and other areas to break up strikes and take the jobs of native men. They were in the same positions as the white strikers. Poor, had families to take care of, etc. But, they were foreigners. It gave the native white miners a clear defined group to fight against, other than the mining companies and the Pinkertons. Italians were lumped together as a group of people that come to take your jobs, leaving you and your family to starve. Eventually, this discrimination ended and the white coal miners and the Italians intermarried. The only folks that still holds any resentment are either dead or getting pretty damn close to it. This is a recurring process in America. It happened with the Germans, the Jews, the Poles, the Sicilians, the Cajuns, etc. The problem is whiteness, in all honesty. You dont see the same process happening with blacks and whites, nor Mexicans and whites, nor Indians and whites. Its because folks tend to intermarry with folks like themselves, and expecting thousands upon thousands of immigrants who arent from a country like America to simply just mesh and assimilate is ridiculous. It sounds fucked up, but its true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ogum View Post
    Either America belongs to all of its citizens regardless of race or it belongs to Whites. I find it hard to see it in any other way.
    Wrong. America belongs to all citizens who pay federal income taxes and pay to live where they want to live.

    In my family's case, they've been residing in New Almaden Valley - a suburb of the San Francisco Bay Area (50 miles south of the city) since 1982.

    So please get lost and not worry about MY HOME you Scandinavian foreigner. This area is populated with many Indian families all of whom make well over $200k a year. The median house cost is around $1.2 million. Most moved here in the 80s.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almaden_Valley,_San_Jose
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fractal View Post
    Wrong. America belongs to all citizens who pay federal income taxes and pay to live where they want to live.

    In my family's case, they've been residing in New Almaden Valley - a suburb of the San Francisco Bay Area (50 miles south of the city) since 1982.

    So please get lost and not worry about MY HOME you Scandinavian foreigner. This area is populated with many Indian families all of whom make well over $200k a year. The median house cost is around $1.2 million. Most moved here in the 80s.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almaden_Valley,_San_Jose
    So if someone becomes unemployed and is unable to pay their basic expenses, they are no longer citizens of the United States?

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    This made me cringe. People are so fucking dramatic.

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