(Frontpage) -- After delivering his laugh line that Bernie Sanders would make “a good candidate for president — of Sweden," Senator Marco Rubio declared during the last Republican presidential debate on January 28th that "We don't want to be Sweden, we want to be the United States of America."
More than simply saying that we do not want to be Sweden, we need to learn from Sweden’s tragic mistake of becoming an open border sanctuary country for refugees from some of the most dangerous areas of the world. According to the United Nations Refugee Agency, “between 2010 and 2014 Sweden received, on average, the highest number of asylum-seekers compared to its national population.”
Swedes enthusiastically embraced their open door policy as an article of faith. According to an autumn 2014 Eurobarometer survey, “No fewer than 72 percent of Swedes said they were either fairly positive or very positive towards immigration from countries outside the European Union.”
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In 2015, this open border trend continued. Sweden welcomed more than 160,000 asylum seekers, which exceeded any other European Union state per capita. This total included 51,338 asylum seekers from Syria, 41,564 from Afghanistan, 20,857 from Iraq and 5,465 from Somalia.