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NYC Mayor: Send Immigrants To Detroit

May 3, 2011 by  

NYC mayor: Send immigrants to DetroitNew York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed a solution to Detroit's economic woes: Send immigrants to the Motor City and put them to work.

During his appearance on NBC's Meet the Press on May 1, Bloomberg suggested that by allowing new immigrants into Detroit, the city might rebound from a treacherous decade in terms of overall population and job growth. According to the New York Post, government data indicates that Detroit has lost 25 percent of its population over the last 10 years.

In addition, its unemployment rate currently stands at 11.1 percent, which is significantly higher than the national average.

"If I were the Federal government, assuming you could wave a magic wand and pull everybody together, you pass a law letting immigrants come in as long as they agreed to go to Detroit and live there for five or 10 years. Start businesses, take jobs, whatever," Bloomberg told the news provider.

A spokesperson for Detroit Mayor David Bing said that he was receptive to Bloomberg's idea, but many advocates are flabbergasted by the suggestion. Carol Swain, a political science professor at Vanderbilt University, told AM NY that Bloomberg's idea is "ludicrous" and lawmakers should instead focus on limiting immigration.

Swain said that she doesn't see the benefit of filtering in foreign workers when up to 18 million undocumented immigrants already are competing with U.S. citizens for jobs, healthcare and education. 

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  • Stan Smith

    Gee! Libtard Mayor blooming Idiot, How about shipping Illegals home! Michigan don’t need Illegals, Regular Americans need jobs! Not Illegals!

    • Richard

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      If your thoughts include the words like can’t and won’t then keep on singing to choirs and hurling insults. Don’t need to ask “how is that working for you”, I can tell by the insults.

    • independant thinker

      “Start businesses, take jobs, whatever,” Bloomberg told the news provider.”

      With over 11% official unemployment (actual is probably twice that) where are all the jobs the imigrants are supposed to take?

  • http://yahoo jowolo

    Bloom turd is a real dingle-berry.

  • Polski

    Bloomberg is talking about ILLEGAL ALIENS, not “immigrants”. You all know who is helping this country, that is, us Americans, and who is helping ILLEGAL ALIENS.

  • Harry Sothern

    Mayor Bloomberg must be high on something. So with the high unemployment in Detroit the people there don’t need jobs, but illegal immigrants do?
    Give me a break!

  • lonetrader

    First off Bloomberg, they are NOT immigrants. They are ILLEGAL ALIENS. They need to go back to THEIR own country and solve their own Country’s problems. What I love about all these RICH left wing liberals, who claim the conservatives are rich, is that they don’t contribute one dime. They do it with the public’s money and not their own. A great solution to this problem. Let’s ship Obama, Bloomberg, Pelosi, Reid, Feinstein, Boxer, etc all to Mexico permanently and let them do their progressive antic’s there. I would bet they would all be dead in 2 weeks from the drug cartels who actually run the country.

    • Allen in reality

      Bloomberg must be flinching at his handout policy and he needs relief
      from the over burdened flood of illegals seeking Ellis Island support.
      **LOL** C’mon! Folks, we as a nation are not suffering from a labor shortage! Stop feeding Illegal aliens! Stop the willy-nilly practice of free medical health care! Illegal Aliens are a tax burdon from the day the very day they shimmied through the border. We really do not have to deport them if you will only stop feeding them. They will go home on their home. You know that they have seen the news of how our economy is collapsing so it makes sense that we can’t to support Mexico’s lower class any more. The globalists are the only ones that see a potential market for the illegals but they continue to draw them here at our expense and this has to stop now!

  • Michelle

    Hey stupid don’t you think that if there were jobs in Detroit that they would be filled by AMERICANS looking for work? I don’t think illegals looking for a hand out is going to help their economy.

    • Mary

      Please tell to congress it is time to deport all illegal immigrants to back their homes. Now, everyplace I go I hear Spanish. They are quickly multiply. Our country already looks as a third world.

    • 45caliber


      The idea is that illegals would start small businesses there. That is the way that most libs look at the illegals coming in. Americans don’t have the industry to do that where the illegals do. Of course, from what I’ve seen in Houston most of those small businesses would be considered illegal elsewhere but from what I hear of Detroit they would fit right in.

  • Raggs

    Put the illegals in the FEMA camps…

    • Craig

      As long as that FEMA camp is in MEXICO!!

      • Allen in reality

        I’ll buy that for a peso!

      • 45caliber

        Heck, I wouldn’t object if it is in the US as long as they give them the services that I expect them to give Americans shipped to them. And then let enough escape back to Mexico to pass along the word. It would stop the illegals from coming in almost overnight!

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Hell, TELL them you’re going to do that. Then ship them to the southern border and make their punishment that they have to build the fence, with triple razor wire on top!!!!!

      • JC

        Craig says:

        May 3, 2011 at 9:14 am

        As long as that FEMA camp is in MEXICO!!

        I don’t know if they have detainment camps in Mexico…
        but there’s about 800 of them in N. America.

        • 45caliber

          Very good question. I suppose it is to lock up all those suspected terrorists – you know, the ones who won’t agree with Oblama, who are ex-military (or still in), those who cling to guns and Bibles. Those on the Homeland Security watch lists.

  • JC

    Further evidence that Bloomberg is a complete idiot…or working to destroy America…or both.
    Detroit has no work…it’s already been destroyed by Government handouts, immigrants who aren’t working, and unions.
    And Bloomberg the gun grabber, thinks more of the same is the cure?
    Goes to show, Liberalism is indeed a mental disorder.

    • Eddie47d

      Bloomberg is just another wealthy Republican and made a bad call on this one. Stupid ideas come from strange places and the right has it’s share of mentally handicapped.

      • JC

        Yep…which is why I don’t identify with the right or the left.
        I’m a Constitutional Libertarian and am generally disgusted with the whole system.

      • 45caliber


        Bloomberg CLAIMS he is a Republican. He is certainly a RINO if he is. He is also a liberal for certain when you consider his stance on a number of issues.

        • Allen in reality

          A NEOCON RINO!

          • http://?? Joe H.

            you forgot the word WORTHLESS!!!

    • Daniel Corcoran

      Say, let us not forget all those Muslims that have taken over Michagan. They are trying to create their own Sharia form of Government right here in the good ole U.S. of A.

  • GML

    How about we send them all to New York along with the space shuttle! Let Shumer take a personal interest in putting them to work there!

  • AlwaysRIGHT

    I’m from metro detroit, btw. I can’t think of anything more stupid than the idea that allowing ILLEGALS to come to Detroit is going to solve any problems. Detroit city limit unemployment is actually reported to be as high as 50% – and this dumbass thinks importing a bunch of illegals is going to help the city’s declining population. It is declining because there are no jobs here, you idiot! Typical democrat. They misinterpret the problem and propose a dumbass solution that makes things worse. They look at the problem as being the decrease in population rather than the fact that there’s no jobs here, businesses have left, people have abandoned their homes. And then dumbass Fieger chimes in with an idea to legalize drugs and prostitution. WTF? Democrats are morons. Ya got one saying bring in illegals and another saying legalize drugs and prostitution. That’s how they want to improve Detroit? Are you kidding me? Is this an SNL sketch? What’s next an idea to free all people in prisons? Oh, and if you caught the article about Feiger wanting to legalize drugs and prostitution, he actually said it would “make Detroit a fun place to visit” and “attract a young, hip crowd.”

    OMG, these people are F***ing morons. That’s the democrat party’s think tank.

  • http://com i41

    Hell bell Onumnutts has been bringing in plane loads of muslim perverts in to the USA the last 2 1/2 years. He brought a bunch of palistinian terrorist here, Libyians are coming, and all the other countries with problems in the middle east. Several organizations brought us the Yemens and other 3rd world peices of s–t. All to be sheltered, feed , and taken care of by the taxpayers. One stat. that is hard to find, is what and where these pedophile worshippering freaks are in the country and how many mosques are be funded by the radical muslims. Sioux Falls South Dakota went from 3 mosques to 6 in one year, a little srrange for a small city in the middle of nowhere!


    I think if you check it out you will find that Bloomberg is a Republican

    • JC

      I think if you look in a mirror…you’ll see a lunatic. ;)

      • http://?? Joe H.

        more likely an A$$HOLE!!!

    • independant thinker

      “I think if you check it out you will find that Bloomberg is a Republican”

      No if you check you will see he CLAIMS to be republican.

      • 45caliber


        Exactly. But his voting shows a different bend.

    • Joseph C, Moore, Cpo USN Ret.

      I think that if you look closely, you will find that he is aligned with the “Opertunist Party”. That is: Liberal-Neo-Con Party (formerly two separate parties).



  • http://com i41

    Bloomberg claims he is an Independant, who got his money stealing property by getting unvalued and selling it to his group of dumbocrap goons, like Schumer and his elit old man. He is just a democrap that is mislabeled and as corrupt crook, who was a dumbocrap.

  • 45caliber

    I’d rather send the illegals to Detroit.

    With the existing crime rate there, we’d either see an end to the illegals or to the criminals. A win-win either way.

  • 45caliber

    Come to think of it, Bloomberg has done so well in helping NYC, why don’t we send HIM to Detroit to fix it too! Without all his body guards along. I’m sure he can find some gang in Detroit he can pay to provide that service.

    • Raggs

      Nah he should go to chicago and rub noses with obamas right hand man raum…

      • 45caliber

        I’m sure he does that whenever he can sneak away from NY.

  • cae

    The man is a true bleeding heart liberal who clearly shows he has no regard for the citizens of Detroit or this country! Does he suggest we take all the Black American citizens who live in Detroit and are unemployed and struggling to survive and feed Their families and wave his magic wand and just make Them disappear? I suggest we close the border with military and deport everyone who is here illegally no matter how long it takes so that our citizens of all colors can find jobs and that we wave that magic wand over nyc and other sanctuary cities and magically make them Follow the law!!!

  • smeghead

    Send them to Detroit and put them to work doing what?

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Working hard to collect their welfare!!!!!

  • Joseph C, Moore, Cpo USN Ret.

    Bloomberg wants to send immigrants *illegal ones, I suspect) to Detroit to work? What about all the legal unemployed residents of Motor City? Are they just to continue collecting unemployment?

    • http://?? Joe H.

      no, he’ll cut them off so the illegals can be paid for doing nothing!!!

  • http://com i41

    Time to usse enhanced interrogation on every illegal and especially all muslims to find out what politians and crimminals that help allow crap in USA to keep going on. Onumnuuts signed a order to stop all enhance interragation the 2nd day in office, and yet seen no problem using enhanced interigation of obl couriers and others, so Now we can do it to all illegals and muslims here in the USA, to help our internal security.

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Confoundme once but not twice

    Talk about A Ding-bat ! Bloomberg…What Banana boat did YOU come in on ? Your ‘ Brain-dead Idea of ”Importing Illegals’ ( And that is What most of these Immigrants are..having Sneaked in thru our back door ..most of whom are still undocumented..but living off our ? countries` dole..after YEARS..) to be put to work ? in Detroit ? .. man, What have you Been drinking ? YOU can`t possibly be serious ! Not with All of our “”Legitimate Citizens Frantically Searching for a job Any where they can manage to get to ( with price of gas..Car REPOS..No income …) HOW Do you Think THAT would Go over ??? How about doing whatever it takes for you ‘ Richer than Methusla Mouths’ TO Bring back the JOBS you all were guilty of Having Moved OFF-Shore to Third world Countries Where you could squeeze out more Bang for your Bucks By using Cheaper-still labor. Now That would Work ! So Stop with your asinine ”remarks,for you are SO off-base it is not even funny. You and those like you..( And you are Close Buddies with all of Them !) know exactly What I Am saying, AND that it is A Fact. The Bona fide Citizens of This ( so-far ) Republic Are so wise to your kind Now. Are you Still Of the Mind that “your Billions Can rule the roost Much Longer ? 45 Caliber, there are Millions Out here who Feel exactly as you do…’and are Getting into Step.’ All of these ”bloomberg kind ‘must be shaking in their ‘ lounging PJs and Slippers’.. By now. Soon THEY will have to Do their own Heavy lifting..And all that Goes with ” no help with the menial stuff they have been delegating for all of their miserable lives.

  • CurtisS

    Some of you seem to have a comprehension issue. Where in the article did the word ‘illegal’ appear? Not all immigration is ‘illegal’. Intelligent debate requires the ability to understand what is written.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Tell me what group of legal immigrants that Bloomberg has been advocating helping???? He has been for the illegal immigrants all along!! Do a little research!!

      • smitty

        right and wasn’t bloomberg also for the muslim mosque to be built near ground zero?

  • CurtisS

    “You would populate Detroit overnight because half the world wants to come here,” he added.

    Read more on Bloomberg: Immigrants Could Save Detroit

    Seems pretty clear that he’s referring to legal immigrants. Joe… take a deep breath and read ALL of the words, not just the one you want to see.

  • smitty

    When liberals use the word immigration they do mean ILLEGAL. They do not see or hear or say the word ILLEGAL.

    US Citizens who are against ILLEGAL ALIENS call them that term. And we are told by Liberals that we are “racists” and ” bigots”. Liberal do not distinguish between a legal immigrant and illegal aliens. The other favorite term Liberals like to use is “undocumented worker”. Even obama’s Dept of Labor Hilda Solis GUARANTEED that “undocumented workers ( i.e ILLEGAL ALIENS ) would receive their “fair wages”. Pardon me but Hilda Solis is to represent US CITIZENS not the citizens of Mexico.

    It’s beginning to feel like we need a march on our state capitals and DC as well. I believe the average person doesn’t understand all these terms.

  • katana5.56

    the only way to stop this is to elect people that help only americans and seal the border and deport every last illeagal and the anchors they rely on to get welfare and have more rights than true american taxpaying patriotic citizens. this is so out of hand its sickening. illeagals in chicago an hour east of me are out in numbers protesting for more rights and handouts along with amnesty!we true americans cant rely on any of these in it for themselves politicians to do a thing for they want that big legal and illeagal vote.and if given amnesty will surely outnumber real americans and take this country and turn it into a huge mexico. im all for legal immigration and illeagal immigration is a slap in the face of those who immigrated and learned english and came here the right way. united we stand divided we fall and obama chose divided like blooming idiot and chicago mayor daley and soon to be next mayor romel manuel. and yes they want to take our guns away so they can make this a socialist dictator style country. its in the works and they will try backdoor underhanded tactics to suceed like this small arms treaty,stand up or become a nonamerican.politicians have to be held accountable. the constitution means nothing to these jerks!born free and will die free!


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