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Latino Daily News

Monday April 25, 2011

Mayor Bloomberg:  Immigration Necessary for U.S. Growth - “You Can’t Deport Them”

Mayor Bloomberg:  Immigration Necessary for U.S. Growth - “You Can’t Deport Them”

Photo: Pro-Immigration Mayor Michael Bloomberg

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This Sunday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was a guest on “Fox News Sunday” where he once again extolled the virtues of immigrants and immigration.

He urged conservatives to stop fighting the tide of immigration and embrace it as something good and necessary for the U.S. economy to grow. 

“They came here, they broke the law, and, let me tell you, this country encouraged them to come here and made sure that we didn’t stop them,” the mayor said. “But that’s the past. What are you going to do going forward? You can’t deport them. It’s just too many people. It would never happen. So let’s find a way where they are productive, where they contribute to society.”

He went on to highlight the fact that the illegal immigration problem is about 25 years old and started under the administration of President Ronald Reagan, a Republican.