Bloomberg: Open Borders To Immigrants If They’ll Live In Detroit

Posted by | May 1, 2011 21:49 | Filed under: Top Stories

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a creative solution to both the immigrant issue and the deteriorating population of Detroit.

During an appearance Sunday on “Meet the Press,” Bloomberg suggested passing a law letting new immigrants enter the country — if they flock to the beleaguered Motor City.

“If I were the federal government … assuming you could wave a magic wand and pull everybody together,” Bloomberg said, “you pass a law letting immigrants come in as long as they agree to go to Detroit and live there for five or 10 years.”

Detroit has lost 25 percent of its citizens since the last census and Bloomberg said his immigration idea can revive the city where they would “start businesses, take jobs, whatever.”

“You would populate Detroit overnight because half the world wants to come here … You can use something like immigration policy — at no cost to the federal government — to fix a lot of the problems that we have,” he said.

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing isn’t quite embracing the idea.

“Certainly, we do have room for additional citizens,” she said. “We certainly welcome those citizens but we would want to make sure that people who are here are able to enjoy a quality of life from an educational perspective, an employment perspective and a public safety perspective.”

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By: Alan

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