Skip to comments.Bloomberg: U.S. Should Make All New Immigrants Live in Detroit
Posted on 05/01/2011 3:59:08 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
Detroit needs residents. Immigrants want to live in America.
Michael Bloomberg says he's got a simple solution for both needs -- send all new immigrants to Detroit.
In a novel approach to immigration reform, the New York City mayor said Sunday that if he could have his way, he'd use the immigrant workforce to jump-start the Motor City's economy by requiring Detroit residency.
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Imagine if Sarah Palin, or ANY other Republican politician had recommended such a thing.
Bloomberg also makes the false implication that immigrants come here and present to their new communities absolutely no burden. Clearly, that's not the case - not in the age of the "social safety net".
They came from places like Detroit. Why would they want to go there?
You don’t even have to have a background in corruption. You can learn on the job!
Al Qaeda will be happy to take Mikey up on his offer.
“Bloomberg also makes the false implication that immigrants come here and present to their new communities absolutely no burden”
For the most part legal immigrants do not burden their new community.
Illegal immigrants on the other hand are a tremendous burden.
Why does Bloomberg hate immigrants?
Wow....Sounds like Bloomie should duck....especially since Detroit is a Muslim hotbed.
Well,THAT would certainly end legal immigration.
“Come to America to be robbed,raped or murdered” is not exactly inscribed on The Statue of Liberty.
Sure. Canadians would decline. Africa, South America, southwestern Europe, Central America and much of east Asia would take Bloomberg and his bipartisan fans up on that.
It would be a dream come true for Libertarians in both globalist parties. All of the Third World would funnel into the States through Detroit.
I’m pretty sure even illegal immigrants are constitutionally protected against cruel and unusual punishment.
It depends entirely on where they come from as well as the circumstances and type of legal entry they've made. For instance, there are large populations of Somali immigrants that were permitted entry on a humanitarian basis during the mid to late 90s (and even some later). Those new residents have nearly bankrupted their new home cities and counties.
Of course, I don't need to remind people of the mess the Mariel Bat Lift caused - all legal because of wet foot/dry foot.
Sure, many immigrants are helpful, useful even necessary and productive. But, there are plenty that get admitted that are nothing but dead weight.
That's not the case, and Bloomberg knows it.
So let me tell you what Bloomberg is really trying to say here: “Immigrants, please go to Detroit and get on the welfare rolls there. New York cannot afford you.”
Needs to install an electrified double fence first, doesn’t he, if he’s going to turn it into a concentration camp.
Unintentional good idea, perhaps?
Two posts in, and there's one that cuts right to the heart of the matter!
Immigrants only go where there's work - they'd never go someplace like Detroit, where the only "work" is as a union thug.
He must have taken a lesson from Donald Trump.
Who knows, it might catch on!
Sell Detroit to Trump.
People have been leaving the city of Detroit and other parts of MI in HOARDS precisely because there are no jobs. Industry isn't leaving because there's no workforce.
Idiot thinks there aren’t enough unemployed in Detroit??
Matty Maroun already owns Detroit.
“It depends entirely on where they come from as well as the circumstances and type of legal entry they’ve made. For instance, there are large populations of Somali immigrants that were permitted entry on a humanitarian basis during the mid to late 90s (and even some later). Those new residents have nearly bankrupted their new home cities and counties.”
And there are more insidious effects as well: my city has about 75K Somali refugees, nearly all Muslims, collected over the past 15 years. In the same period, Muslim radicalism in the area has increased considerably, including a large mosque a block from my apartment and a Muslim-on-white stabbing just down the street.
Cruel and Unusual Punishment!
This guy is a elitist hack. I can’t believe this moron said this and it is making zero news.
I guess Bloomberg wants a giant internment camp called Detroit. Lets create a country within a country balkenizing us further. And where pray tell would all the jobs come from? Like the only problem with Detroit is that the population has dropped.
Only a liberal could suggest something like this and not get crucified for it. What an idiot.
Bloombergs proposal would make sense only if there were thousands of jobs available in Detroit, but no one to fill them.
That’s not the case, and Bloomberg knows it.
So let me tell you what Bloomberg is really trying to say here: Immigrants, please go to Detroit and get on the welfare rolls there. New York cannot afford you.
As i live in New York state i’ll have to send Bloomberg a thank you note.
New York will someday be called the Detroit of the East. That place is a Third World S***hole peopled with semi-literate boors who are absolutely convinced that they constitute some sort of master race. All that is needed for New York to turn to dust is to refuse their demands for handouts next time their irresponsible and greedy denizens cause another financial crisis.
Having immigrants coming from third world, lawless, rat holes were Muslims hold unusually strong influence on the local culture and the corrupt political class throws a few crumbs to the natives to keep them in line...it’s just like back home in %&%^&$(^*(^*%$#&%#&istan!
What a Nut.
His ideas represent the way of thinking of most New Yorkers. They believe they are a master race, and the rest of the country are lab rats on whom they can test their social engineering schemes. After living among them for seven months, I have come to conclude on over-riding fact about New Yorkers: Almost all of them are utterly stupid, and utterly arrogant.
Main Entry: smug
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: pleased with oneself
Synonyms: (Michael) Bloomberg, complacent, conceited, egoistic, egotistical, holier-than-thou, hotshot, pompous, priggish, puffed-up, self-contented, self-righteous, self-satisfied, snobbish, stuck on oneself, stuck-up, stuffy, superior, vainglorious
Antonyms: modest, unhappy, unself-confident, unsure
Detroit is a great place for immigrants. They can enjoy the benefits of generations of progressive leadership.
And have them apply for welfare.
good idea. and then put a fence around it.
For some it might even be a step down.....
MGD always says he's "going to have a talk with his ancestors when he gets upstairs" for settling in Wisconsin. "Ach! It's yust like the olt country!" He imagines them exclaiming, to which he replies - "Yeah, the old country sucked - that's why you left!!!!"
Now there’s a brilliant idea! Send unemployed people into an area with no jobs and that will boost the economy!
I guess all the welfare checks will bring in a good amount of money.
I say send them to Bloomberg’s neighborhood.
I picked up some unexpected work yesterday while taking pre prom pics of my nieces and their dates.
One of the dates fathers oversees the 9 little league teams in the area he lives. He said they haven’t taken team photos for a few years due to the cost but I’m willing to do it for a fraction as long as he pays for the printing himself. I gave him a price of $100 per team. That’s 1 group photo and individual photos of each kid.
Send them all to Bloombergs estate on Long Island
Listen Mikey, outside of New York City you're just an asshole (inside the City he's also mayor).
Anyway, why did he pick Detroit? Has Detroit responded?
Only if we can redraw the American-Canadian border to give Detroit to Canada. And then build a border fence so they can’t come back.
Uh, Mike lives all of 1/2 mile from me...no thanks.
Arm yourself; arm your wife.
Maybe only a dozen.
Instead let’s suspend immigration and move NYC’s riff raff, including Bloomin Idiot to Detroit
Two birds, one stone.