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|Mayor Mike Bloomberg addresses a crowd on the topic of immigration|
Occasionally a politician speaks truth to power, and New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg did so on Tuesday.
He pointed out that in 1991, 18 percent of Canada’s and America’s immigrants were rated as highly skilled.
Then he stated that in 2011, Canada’s percentage had soared to 67 percent, while the United States was falling further behind, at 13 percent.
What an obvious idea Canada had, bring in the best and brightest and watch your economy thrive—it certainly has compared to the US.
He also stated that the only solution for destroyed inner city areas, such as in Detroit, was to import thousands of immigrants to bring back the vitality and energy.
“I would argue the federal government should go one step further. They should deliberately force some places that don’t want immigrants to take them, because that’s the only solution for these big, hollowed-out cities where industry has left and is never going to come back unless you get some people to move there,” he stated.
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He knows because New York would be just as dead without the immigrant neighborhoods and workforce that ensure the city continues to thrive.
America has moved so far from its immigrant roots to the point that now there is a widespread effort to prevent immigration rather than encourage it.
Thus, even much needed software engineers, and highly skilled workers, are being refused entry and turning elsewhere.
President Obama is no hero as Bloomberg pointed out; he has deported more immigrants than any president before him and done nothing on immigration reform.
Bloomberg also suggested that federal government allow states to set their own immigration policies.
Seeing as right-wingers are essentially doing that in Arizona and Alabama anyway, I agree with him.
Canada has done this successfully, allowing each state to set its own immigration policy and adapt to its needs.
Let them come to New York, where the vibrant city with its hundreds of ethnic neighborhoods, bottom level crime rate, and decent employment show the way.
Well-done Mayor Mike for speaking truth to power. No doubt the tight asses who want to close off America will soon be on your case talking the usual rubbish.
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