Sunday, May 01, 2011

Bloomberg's Solution to Immigration: Make Newcomers Live in Detroit

Let's face it. If all new immigrants to America were compelled to live in Detroit, immigration likely would cease immediately. When I first saw the headline to this story I figured maybe Bloomberg was doing some shtick as the DC egofest last night. But he said this on "Meet the Press" this morning.
Mayor Bloomberg has a fix for the nation's immigration debate: Send 'em to Detroit.

"If I were the federal government," Bloomberg told David Gregory on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday morning. "Assuming you could wave a magic wand and pull everybody together, you pass a law letting immigrants come in as long as they agree to go to Detroit and live there for five or ten years."

Detroit has suffered a devastating population loss in recent decades, losing 25% of its citizens since the last census.

Meanwhile, immigrants are clamoring to enter the United States.

Bloomberg says he can fix both at once.

The immigrants would arrive in Detroit, "start businesses, take jobs whatever," Bloomberg said. "You would populate Detroit over night 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."
I'm wondering where the genius thinks they'll be going after their five-to-ten year stretch in Motown?


The Reaganite Republican said...

It's cold up there Mike... will they be allowed to eat soup?

NeoKong said...

As if it isn't already a crap  hole. Let's send them a million more people on welfare.

Tim Wohlford said...

The problem with Detroit hasn't been the immigrants. 

For this to work well, we need to ship an equal number in naitive-born Detroit residents to the donor countries.  Since such naitive-born people are usually critical of the US and state governments we will be doing them a big favor.

Rob Crawford said...

Great way to expand Greater Dearbornistan.

david djman114 said...

Yes, Michigan had all the inane ads begging for  business coming to come to this southern extension of Canada.   The immigrants would get a firsthand look at life in a nanny state run by incompetent corrupt thieving black a**holes and head back to whereever they came from.   Detroit is like a bank run by Willie Sutton.