Summary of “Why Norwegians Aren’t Moving to the U.S.”

As President Trump has cracked down on illegal immigration and reportedly disparaged the ‘shithole’ countries immigrants leave, there’s at least one place from which he’d like more immigration: Norway.
The number of Norwegians immigrants to the U.S. has steadily declined over the past five decades, according to data from the Migration Policy Institute, which studies global migration trends.
There are fewer Norwegians living in the U.S. than any other major European country.
There’s little evidence to suggest that Norwegians, because they are overwhelmingly white, had an easier time assimilating in the U.S. during the period of mass migration that ended with the Immigration Act of 1924.
A 2013 working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research noted that wages for first- and second-generation Norwegians were lower than any other immigrant group in that period of mass immigration, except those from Portugal.
Simply put, there’s little economic incentive for Norwegians to immigrate to the U.S. That’s true not just of Norway, but of all Western European countries that have become more prosperous over the past several decades.
European immigration to the U.S. has fallen dramatically, and the place of European immigrants have been taken by those from Asia, Latin America, and Africa.
As Nowrasteh, the immigration expert, pointed out on Twitter Thursday night: “I have nothing against Norwegians or Norway but this shows that the ‘loser immigrants’ from yesterday’s ‘shit holes’ tend to turn into excellent, rich Americans after a few generations while their countries improve substantially.”

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