New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a solution to the nation’s immigration problem: Let immigrants come to the United States… “as long as they agree to live in Detroit.”
Bloomberg, the mayor of America’s largest city, believes the federal government has an immigration problem and that Detroit has a people problem – “half the population has left; you’ve got to do something about that” – so why not flash some of that American ingenuity and kill two birds with one stone?
“If I were the federal government, assuming we 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 to 10 years, start businesses, take jobs or whatever,” Bloomberg said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
“You would populate Detroit overnight because half the world wants to come here,” Bloomberg said of the continued appeal of living within the United States, yet implying perhaps Detroit is not the most desirable new home town.
Maybe Chrysler can change the preposition in its famous “Imported from Detroit” commercial to reflect the proposed change in strategy.