NY Daily News
May 27, 2012
Immigration know-nothings gasped when Mayor Bloomberg said the federal government “should deliberately force some places that don’t want immigrants to take them” as a way to revitalize America’s “big, hollowed-out cities.”
Experience teaches that he’s right. Imagine what New York would have been like had the city not benefited from new arrivals. Whole neighborhoods that now thrive would likely be shells.
While it is a foregone conclusion that Washington will take a pass on Bloomberg’s plan to save Detroit, he is nonetheless dead-on-the-money in urging a radical overhaul of immigration policy as a matter of economic prosperity.