Bloomberg Calls To Ease US Immigration Policies


bloombergNew York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the country is “giving shortshrift to immigration” and that economic problems will worsen until America sends out a more welcoming message.

Bloomberg says the U.S. is “pushing people that other countries want away from our shores.” He said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” that an overly restrictive immigration policy discourages people who can create work with an entrepreneurial spirit.

On Thursday, President Barack Obama urged Congress to pass an immigration reform bill. “The system is broken and everybody knows it,” said Mr. Obama.

Speaking a day later, Bloomberg said policymakers “should give a green card to anybody around the world who wants to come here.” He also said a way must be found to give citizenship to the roughly 11 million people who are in the United States illegally.

{CBS/Noam Newscenter}