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Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:10 PM

'Thanks, but no thanks' - Norwegians reject Trump's immigration offer

Source: Reuters

JANUARY 12, 2018 / 9:27 AM / UPDATED 25 MINUTES AGO
Reuters Staff

(Note: Strong language in paragraphs 1,4, 15 & 18)

By Terje Solsvik and Camilla Knudsen

OSLO (Reuters) - Many Norwegians rejected on Friday a suggestion by U.S. President Donald Trump that they would be more welcome to move to the United States than immigrants from “shithole countries” such as Haiti or African nations.

The Nordic country, one of the richest in the world by GDP per capita, was last year named the happiest nation on the planet and is known for a cradle-to-grave welfare state funded in part by large reserves of oil and natural gas.

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“On behalf of Norway: Thanks, but no thanks,” tweeted Torbjoern Saetre, a politician representing Norway’s Conservative Party in a municipality near Oslo. Others condemned the U.S. president’s comments as inappropriate or racist. “We are not coming. Cheers from Norway,” one woman wrote.

While hundreds of thousands of Norwegians emigrated to the U.S. in the 19th century, just 502 out of a population of 5.3 million people moved there in 2016, down 59 from the previous year, according to Statistics Norway.







Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-usa-trump-immigration-norway/thanks-but-no-thanks-norwegians-reject-trumps-immigration-offer-idUSKBN1F11QK

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:12 PM

1. Norway is ranked as the happiest country in the world. Why would they come here? nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:13 PM

2. Here is what a Norwegian prison cell looks like


A cell at Skien prison, where Anders Bering Breivik has been serving his sentence since 2013

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:14 PM

3. wow

Looks better than my apartment.

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Response to minidriver (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:21 PM

11. Definitely better than my son's dorm room!

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:18 PM

8. You can tell a countries status by the way it treats the ones with the least.........

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:20 PM

9. That would rent for $4500 a month in some areas of NYC.

No joke.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:15 PM

4. They probably think the U.S. is a shithole country.

And at the rate the Trump administration is screwing things up, it's well on its way to becoming one. My ancestors immigrated to the U.S. from Norway in the mid-19th century and I'm beginning to wish they'd stayed there.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:15 PM

5. trump wants Norwegians because most of them are WHITE and many with light hair.

That, said, I have a number of friends in Norway and none of them would come here for all the dan dan noodles in Chengdu !!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:16 PM

6. Most PEOPLE know this fact except for the Moron

because he isn't a person, he's a shithole. And a stupid one at that.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:16 PM

7. Other countries (including mine) need to take a lesson

from Norway. It is indeed the wealthiest country per capita, not just because of the reserves of oil and natural gas, but primarily because it created an "endowment" to ensure that when those reserves run out, Norway can continue to care for future populations in the same manner as today. Smart politicians over there, folks. And why on earth would any Norwegian want to cross the pond?

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Response to luvtheGWN (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:21 PM

10. And they are too smart to burn their own oil.

They are one of the leaders in wind power development.

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Response to luvtheGWN (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:22 PM

12. And the entire population benefits from the natural resources of the nation.

Here, only the oil companies benefit from our oil. I heard that New Orleans would be one of the wealthiest cities on earth if profits from off shore drilling off LA were shared proportionally.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:37 PM

13. I would reject offer too if I was Norwegian...unfortunately I wonder

how many Americans in going to Norway would be accepted?

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:20 PM

14. You can get a residence permit if you can get a job there

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:21 PM

15. a lot of countries are like this...Australia too off the top of my head, etc.

Thanks...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 05:31 PM

16. So....

How does one immigrate to Norway?

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