Fox Business host Trish Regan claims Sweden is a crime infested country because of "liberal immigration policies"

Fox Business host Trish Regan claims Sweden is a crime infested country because of "liberal immigration policies" 

Regan: "These days, you know what, not even Sweden is so thrilled with being Sweden" 

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From the January 9 edition of Fox Business News' Trish Regan Primetime:

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TRISH REGAN (HOST): Of course. She wants to be like Sweden. I mean doesn't everybody want to be like Sweden? Who wouldn't want to be like Sweden? Seems like a pretty great place to be, right? Home of IKEA and those yummy Swedish meatballs. But these days, you know what, not even Sweden is so thrilled with being Sweden. And it's because of overly liberal immigration policies. By the end of 2017, more than 100,000 Syrian refugees will settle in Sweden. Refugees -- they came from a lot of other countries as well and you've got now violent crime and in a number of neighborhoods, police label there as dangerous are on the rise. And it happens to coincide with this immigrant surge to a very small homogenous Scandinavian country. Gang-related shootings, assaults, they're now more frequent there and those crimes include a 2017 terror attack carried out by an immigrant claiming allegiance to ISIS. Sweden's liberal immigration policies are actually the same kind of policies that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorses. 

Previously:

Rush Limbaugh calls Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez "some young uppity" ​

Fox's Harris Faulkner worries that "if we call [migrants] refugees," it could "help their asylum cases"

Fox contributor attacks Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for pointing out ICE abuses: “She ought to be saying thank you”​

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