HOW OTHER COUNTRIES DEAL WITH IMMIGRATION

There are approximately 11.3 million illegal immigrants in the United States, and if there’s one thing Democrats and Republicans can agree on, it’s that this is a problem. Ask what should be done, of course, and say goodbye to consensus. Instead of trying the same thing and expecting different results (you know, insanity), let’s take a look at how countries around the world handle flows of people.

MAINSTREAMING

Though it’s made an exception for asylum seekers from Syria, Swedentypically grants access to only few immigrants — but the access comes with comprehensive rights and support. The strategy is called mainstreaming, and it has garnered Sweden the top ranking in the Migrant Policy Group’s comprehensive Migrant Integration Policy Index.

 

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