NY Mayor Bloomberg: Fix immigration to boost economy

Chicago Sun-Times
August 14, 2012

‘America is committing economic suicide by failing to confront the issue of immigration reform,” says New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. And he’s on a nationwide mission to force both presidential candidates to give specifics of how they will deal with the issue.

Bloomberg says that “opening the doors to all who want to come here and work” is a cost-free way to help the economy quickly, noting that immigration is “what built this country.”

Mayor Bloomberg and Bill Daley, former White House chief of staff, were interviewed by NBC’s Andrea Mitchell for an audience of Economic Club of Chicago members. The immigration reform topic was spurred by a new study from Partnership for a New American Economy (renewoureconomy.org), a bipartisan group of mayors and business leaders.

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