Sweden’s fiery immigration debate

Tino Sanandaji has proved a potent critic of Swedish policy

Dec 08, 2017
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Tino Sanandaji, an Iranian-born economist in Sweden has become a potent critic of Sweden’s immigration policy.  It is not the immigration per se that he objects to, but the country’s “inability to integrate large numbers of new arrivals. It’s a phenomenon, he argues, that’s turning the country into a class-based society, with non-native Swedes increasingly consigned to ethnic ghettos.”

Similar phenomenon can be seen wherever mass immigration policies of immigrants who face larger barriers than the traditional European immigrants of a previous generation.

Sanandaji’s reflections need to be taken seriously elsewhere.  Immigration policies cannot simply be seen as a matter of entry, but of integration into the broader society.  Some groups will find that a higher bar to mount than others, but without the means to do so, the sort of ghettos Sanandaji describes seem inevitable, which assist no one.

Read the full article in Politico Europe

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