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Bloomberg, Murdoch Advocate for Immigration Reform

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NewsCorp CEO Rupert Murdoch testified on Capitol Hill today in support of immigration reform, urging lawmakers to provide a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.

Murdoch noted the contributions immigrants have made to the nation's economy. "These are young people who are inventing the next generation of big ideas," he said. "In fact, a full 25 percent of all technology and engineering businesses launched in America between '95 and 2005 had an immigrant founder."

Bloomberg said that since 1990, cities with the largest immigrant workforce have had the fastest economic growth. "New York City is a perfect example," he said. "Immigrants have been essential to our economic growth in every single industry. Immigrants are the reason New York has weathered the national recession much better than the country as a whole."

He also spoke about the need to reform the legal immigration system, and the difficulties foreigners face when trying to find work in the U.S. "More and more foreign students are reporting plans to return home because of visa problems. We educate them here, and then in effect we tell them to take that knowledge and start jobs in other countries," he said. "It makes no sense whatsoever. I've described this as national suicide."

Bloomberg and Murdoch have created a coalition of mayors and business leaders, called the Partnership for a New American Economy, to push for immigration reform.

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Comments [7]

Ken from Bronx

Bloomberg & Murdoch:two liberal fat-cats who worship the golden idol.

Oct. 02 2010 02:39 PM
Val from Bluffton,SC

Someone on another site brought up the fact that people like Murdoch can afford to be on the side of illegals because he will not have to deal with it on a personal level because they do not live in his neighborhood, threaten his livelihood or basically come ANYWHERE NEAR HIM unless he wants it that way. He is not an American in my estimation as he traded his Australian citizenship in for the purpose of being able to purchase a news media and so does not have the same feelings that true Americans have as we watch our country being flushed down the toilet. In a few years he will be dead and he will not see the catastrophic results of what amnesty will bring. Simply put, our economy cannot sustain 12 million people suddenly becoming citizens here who would then be ENTITLED to suck America dry. How in the world they already have so many entitlements IS BEYOND MY COMPREHENSION ALREADY. Why is it that once they cross the border undetected that they must be convicted of a felony before being deported????? If they are here illegally and we KNOW it, such as Meg Whitman's former maid, why are our hands TIED to do anything?? The maid figures that her former employer would have more to fear than SHE WOULD?? Someone who crossed illegally, committed identity fraud and evaded taxes??? This is beyond ridiculous.

Oct. 01 2010 09:19 AM
Bill from New Rochelle

We will always need immigrants.

Immigrants are not the problem. The problem that is eating away at our standard of living, and closing our hospitals; illegal aliens.

not immigrants, illegal aliens.

Sep. 30 2010 11:18 PM
manmade

“This is all about leadership. We need immigrants. That's the future of this country. And whether the public understands that or not, it's Congress' job to lead and to explain to them why our -- we're going to become a second-rate power in this world unless we fix our public education system and fix Immigration,” Bloomberg said. If Congress does not act soon to reform immigration, Bloomberg told the panel “there is a great danger that [the United States] will lose the reputation as the land of the free and the home of the brave.”Bloomberg said
Bloomberg is honest,general and far-sighted.
“Legal immigrants play by the rules, wait their turn and are invited. Others cut in front of the line, break our laws and enter illegally,” Smith said. “Some people say that we need to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill that includes amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants in the U.S. But citizenship is the greatest honor our country can bestow. It shouldn't be sold to lawbreakers for the price of a fine.”Lamar Smith said.
Amnesty is a must for those good people rooted resided in U.S. for many years.they came here in youth,worked hard and no misdoing.they did contribution for the country, not only forgive their illegal enter,also forgive it bcoz of our immigration system's fail. they are already human life here.
surely,we have to stop continueing huge illegal immigration ASAP, like Border Security,E-Verify,ID Card,Visa Tracking etc.A country need in order,nice organice and management immigration.
“America's future prosperity and security depends on getting our immigration policy right and doing it quickly.”Murdoch said.
“As an immigrant, I chose to live in America, because it's one of the freest and most vibrant nations in the world. And as an immigrant, I feel an obligation to speak up for immigration that will keep America the most economically robust, creative and freedom-loving nation in the world,”
“Often lost among the passionate debate on immigration are the facts on immigrant entrepreneurs that generate billions of dollars for the U.S. economy and thousands of new American jobs. Immigrants are nearly 30 percent more likely to start a business than non-immigrants,” Lofgren said.
An traditional say: Richness is not longer than three generations. now,we knowed why U.S.is A NO.1 country in the world --- A RIGHT imigration country!

Sep. 30 2010 06:43 PM
Francis from Indianapolis, IN

Skeletons in the undisclosed political closet.

Politics are going from bad to worse, as the true temperament is shown by distressed incumbents trying to hold onto their seats in Washington or state assemblies. By hell and high water lawmakers will do anything not to be voted out of their cushy jobs. Already they have their perpetual pensions and outrageous perks. Let's take Jerry Brown in his tournament against Meg Whitman. Out of the blue comes an allegation that the lady hired and exploited an illegal alien? Personally I think this is a vendetta, attributed to Jerry Brown being in bed with the powerful unions. My private issue is that we must purge our country of illegal aliens, to raise wages for the average worker and not let it remain as a magnet for desperate people from around the world. The undercurrent is that business, including corporation in the agricultural commerce, are not required by law to pay for the health care and education, nor the undisclosed programs given to illegal workers and families and children—you as the taxpayer are weighed down with this tax..

Think about this--if we were not forced by law to pay taxes, to support the illegal household’s, we would have more than enough money to concentrate on our own impoverished American people. My guess the unions do not want billionaire Meg Whitman in office, because they will not be able to influence her as Jerry Brown with questionable monetary favors and campaign contributions? Let's face it--after a whole year has passed, this elusive illegal alien female maid comes out the woodwork to accuse Whitman, of all sorts of improprieties. This lady has already admitted she broke immigration laws by using false identification, and then she suddenly comes forward to denounce Meg Whitman. Unions and other entities have plenty of money to spend, to deceive the Public with their own ideological premise?

Sep. 30 2010 05:10 PM
Francis from Indianapolis, IN

All incumbents must be detached from office in November, so we can start afresh and find some middle ground to resurface for this offal. We don't need any more Harry Reid, who himself has questionable business practices since he has been in office, nor his cemented vision of overwhelming America with illegal foreign faces. Reid must be unseated, in addition with Democrat Barbara Boxer who was against building the Mexican/US fence and then attributed to underfunding as a single--one--line --fence--AND NOT TWO RUNNING PARALLEL THROUGH THE FOUR BORDER STATES. Reid also nearly crushed the E-Verify program. Yet he has shielded somewhere between 12 and 20 million illegal entries from any kind of immigration enforcement and now yet further orders by ICE headquarters, to detain—ONLY-- criminals.

Our country is under terrible financial strain from two wars and a commitment by Democrats and their Liberal base, with lesser few of elusive Republicans as pro amnesty aficionados. These lawmakers are still determined in entertaining funding, the support of Instant citizenship for the infants of foreign nationals, public entitlements and cash payments to anybody who skirts our immigration laws in arriving here. The dollar amount we spend on unauthorized people is a phenomenon, which is the GRP of many small countries. GOOGLE OR YAHOO--using such keywords as “illegal immigrant costs or Anchor baby costs”--then learn the truth for yourselves, instead of my dialogue and then understand where massive amounts of your taxes are going? All pro-Amnesty legislators must not get a foot in the door again, as they will pack the welfare offices. As an Independent voter,

I like to throw my angry words of inconceivable amounts of cash expenditures for illegal aliens at my Indiana politicians. You can do the same in your state at either your federal dimwits or state politicians who acclaim to be deaf, but readily available for special interest lobbyists. Rattle politicians self righteous cages at 202-224-3121. Remember if we don’t speak up for ourselves--NOTHING WILL EVER CHANGE. Lastly, keep a sharp eye on the polling stations as illegal immigrants who have broached our immigration laws. They will think nothing of violating our sovereign citizens rights in fraudulent voting, specially with absentee ballots or states with lax laws.

Sep. 30 2010 05:09 PM
Francis from Indianapolis, IN

All incumbents must be detached from office in November, so we can start afresh and find some middle ground to resurface for this offal. We don't need any more Harry Reid, who himself has questionable business practices since he has been in office, nor his cemented vision of overwhelming America with illegal foreign faces. Reid must be unseated, in addition with Democrat Barbara Boxer who was against building the Mexican/US fence and then attributed to underfunding as a single--one--line --fence--AND NOT TWO RUNNING PARALLEL THROUGH THE FOUR BORDER STATES. Reid also nearly crushed the E-Verify program. Yet he has shielded somewhere between 12 and 20 million illegal entries from any kind of immigration enforcement and now yet further orders by ICE headquarters, to detain—ONLY-- criminals.

Our country is under terrible financial strain from two wars and a commitment by Democrats and their Liberal base, with lesser few of elusive Republicans as pro amnesty aficionados. These lawmakers are still determined in entertaining funding, the support of Instant citizenship for the infants of foreign nationals, public entitlements and cash payments to anybody who skirts our immigration laws in arriving here. The dollar amount we spend on unauthorized people is a phenomenon, which is the GRP of many small countries. GOOGLE OR YAHOO--using such keywords as “illegal immigrant costs or Anchor baby costs”--then learn the truth for yourselves, instead of my dialogue and then understand where massive amounts of your taxes are going? All pro-Amnesty legislators must not get a foot in the door again, as they will pack the welfare offices. As an Independent voter,

I like to throw my angry words of inconceivable amounts of cash expenditures for illegal aliens at my Indiana politicians. You can do the same in your state at either your federal dimwits or state politicians who acclaim to be deaf, but readily available for special interest lobbyists. Rattle politicians self righteous cages at 202-224-3121. Remember if we don’t speak up for ourselves--NOTHING WILL EVER CHANGE. Lastly, keep a sharp eye on the polling stations as illegal immigrants who have broached our immigration laws. They will think nothing of violating our sovereign citizens rights in fraudulent voting, specially with absentee ballots or states with lax laws.

Sep. 30 2010 05:08 PM

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