Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Population transfers

I'm fairly pro-immigration, and I think it's an intriguing idea to let states set different standards for attracting immigrants, but what in the world is Mike Bloomberg talking about here?
The report noted that Canada allows its provinces to set different immigration standards to attract the type of employees each region needs. 
The mayor quickly endorsed a similar proposal for US states — and then some. 
“There’s no reason why you have to have a common immigration policy for all of America,” he argued. “You could let each state do it differently. 
“I would argue the federal government should go one step further. They should deliberately force some places that don’t want immigrants to take them, because that’s the only solution for these big, hollowed-out cities where industry has left and is never going to come back unless you get some people to move there.”
Emphasis added. If that's not a recipe for social strife and disintegration, I don't know what is.

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