Bloomberg: U.S. Immigration Policy Is ‘National Suicide’

Jennifer Epstein, Politico, June 15, 2011

In a major speech to the Council on Foreign Relations on Wednesday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the United States risks “national suicide” if it doesn’t adopt a more welcoming immigration policy.

“We will not remain a global superpower if we continue to close our doors to people who want to come here to work hard, start businesses, and pursue the American dream,” Bloomberg said.

“The American dream cannot survive if we keep telling the dreamers to go elsewhere,” the mayor adds. “It’s what I call national suicide–and that’s not hyperbole.”

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Bloomberg’s speech comes as the Partnership for a New American Economy, of which he is a co-chair, releases a report looking at the role that immigrants play at Fortune 500 companies and the potential. Forty percent of Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or the children of immigrants, the report notes. Together, the companies employ more than 10 million people worldwide and generate annual revenue of $4.2 trillion.

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The federal government, he says, must introduce a pathway to citizenship for the more than 11 million people in the country who entered illegally or overstayed visas. He’d also like to [see] an increase on the number of H1-B visas awarded by the government.

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Editor’s note: Be sure to check out the report referenced above. Scroll down to Appendix B to see where all these talented immigrants (or their parents) came from.

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  • Brendan

    Scroll down to Appendix B to see where all these talented immigrants (or their parents) came from.

    Yeah, they’re almost all European. But does this mean that Bloomberg would bring back European-only immigration? Don’t count on it.

  • E. Pluribus Pluribus

    NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s let’s-dispossess-the-white-population-with-smart-immigrants-by-giving-a-pathway-to-citizenship-to-11-20-illegal-aliens argument is similar to the 25-percent-of-patents-come-from-foreign-born immigrants argument.

    John Derbyshire exposes Bloomberg’s intellectual fraud in this excerpt of his description of a recent televised debate on immigration:

    “Studies were quoted, numbers tossed back and forth: 25 percent of patent applications come from foreign-born persons (Jacoby); immigrant welfare usage is $140 billion net of taxes paid (Kobach).

    “If you know the territory it’s easy to spot the fudges and evasions employed by the immigration enthusiasts. Take that ’25 percent,’ for example. Duke University counted up the patent applications filed by immigrant non-citizens in the years 1998-2006, breaking them out by the applicant’s country of citizenship. The top twenty contributing countries were, in order: China (including Taiwan), India, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Russia, Korea, Japan, Australia, Italy, Israel, Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ireland, Greece, and Iran. NOT MUCH OF AN ARGUMENT THERE FOR MASS IMMIGRATION FROM MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA [my all-caps], which is the mass immigration we’ve actually been getting.”

    SOURCE:

    19 May 2011

    Derbyshire On Immigration Debate: “A Sensible Immigration Policy Would Favor High-Human-Capital Populations As Being More Likely To Enrich The USA.”

    [James Fulford)

    VDARE.COM

    http://tinyurl.com/4yut8mw

  • TomSwift

    “….Forty percent of Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or the children of immigrants, the report notes…”

    If I remember correctly, 12% of immigrants come from Europe and another 12% come from Asia. 40% of 500 companies is 200.

    I’d be willing to bet that over 75% of those 200 came from these immigrants, who only make up 24% of the immigrant population.

  • HH

    The notion that there is some sort of shortage of “immigrants” to America, is about as preposterous a claim as I have ever heard! And just for good measure, Bloomberg invokes the completely and utterly arbitrary “11 million” number as the sum of those here illegally. Remarkable that this was roughly the same number used more than a decade ago, and somehow, as if by magic, while hundreds and hundreds of thousands (or more) flooded in since then annually, the number remained essentially the same!?! Left wing mathematics…

  • Tim in Indiana

    I had to check the race of Mayor Michael Bloomberg because this is the kind of inverted thinking blacks are often guilty of.

    Naturally, when I saw the headline “U.S. Immigration Policy Is ‘National Suicide’” I thought this was a man who was willing to speak the truth. Imagine my shock when I discovered that it’s not our current immigration policy but our longstanding immigration LAWS that he’s going on about.

    If our immigration policy (at least the one we used to practice) is “national suicide,” then why, pray tell, have we been doing just fine as a nation for over 200 years? As should be obvious to anyone but an idiot, it’s not our immigration policy but the changes we have been making to it recently that are “national suicide.”

  • Richard Paul Zuckerman

    Did Mayor Bloomberg make any mention of the damage being done to Americans by this immigration? Does he deny any damage to Americans by this immigration?

  • NAVY

    Elitists spur illegal immigration decisions in Gods name because they view God as their CEO.

    Before White Americans can permanently reverse the executive outcomes of corporate corruption, whites must first unify from the politics set in place to divide us.

    White America must:

    1. Understand each other

    2. Build relationships with respect

    3. Unwavering commitment to the cause

    4. Need to trust each other

    5. Tune out our differences amicably

    6. Use our time and talents to help those in need

  • white advocate – Canada

    While Bloomberg is on his campaign, I wish he would answer a question I’ve had for many years about his theory of greater immigrant vigor. Why is America itself not able to maintain the vigor of its population? What is America doing wrong? According to Bloomberg, after a couple of generations, even the immigrants themselves conform to the dull uncreative routine of the settled American population.

  • Anonymous

    The wealthy elites are aware that Europe and North America possess four-fifths of the cultivable land on the planet.

    Blinded by their greed, they imagine both continents as ‘under-exploited’.

    They imagine them carrying a billion people each, in overcrowded cities where water and energy are rationed and the rivers are too polluted to swim in. Yet, more importantly to them, all of these billions of souls consume goods and services, with profits trickling up to the richest stakeholders. Immigration makes the dream possible.

    The only thing standing in their way is the rising tide of nationalism which opposes immigration.

  • rockman

    nancy pelosi said there were 20,000,000 illegals here. 10% or 2,000,000 have felony records and only 2% work in agriculture. Why do we have to import criminals? With high unemployment and ruuning out of tax money we import cheap labor and welfare sponges. Washington is an insane assylum to continue this.

  • A. Windaus

    Going by Appendix B he is advocating that we scrap the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 and return to the Immigration Act of 1924 where we severely limit entry from certain countries.

  • Kenelm Digby

    Yes, mr. Bloomberg.Just look how well the last immigration fuelled ‘boom’ worked out, just look at the consequences of building all those new homes for all those ‘hard working, ambitious immigrants’.

    The sky rocketing of American national debt, the collapse of the dollar, 10%+ unemployment, half the population on food stamps, and the collapse of Greece were just symptoms along the way.

    But who am I to argue with Michael Bloomberg?

  • Browser

    5 — Tim in Indiana wrote:

    “I had to check the race of Mayor Michael Bloomberg , because this is the kind of inverted thinking blacks are often guilty of.”

    And what answer did you come up with?

    6 — R.P.Zuckerman wrote:

    “Did Mayor Bloomberg make any mention of the damage being done to Americans by this immigration?”

    Does he know, or even CARE?

    4 — HH wrote:

    “The notion that there is some sort of shortage of “immigrants” to America, is about as preposterous a claim as I have ever heard!

    Bloomberg invokes the utterly arbitrary “11 million” number as the sum of those here illegally…this was roughly the same number used more than a decade ago, and somehow, as if by magic, while hundreds and hundreds of thousands (or more) flooded in since then annually, the number remained essentially the same!?! Left wing mathematics”…

    Despite being a billionaire, Bloomberg (just like

    Soros et al) is as left-wingy as you can get (when if comes to immigration and demographics). By his position on this, he has identified himself an enemy of the American people. He wants to see us dispossed and eliminated. He’s so self-confident (call it brazen) that he doesn’t even try to hide the fact. (Formerly, they would have done so.)

    These people are the mysterious, unelected, governing “elite” that we so often read about. They have no interest in America or Americans. They don’t identify with us! We are just robots to produce for them a profit. For them, everything is about MONEY… corporations, patents, profits, bottom lines. For us, there is more to life, and more to America, than money.

    For them, America is just a place to make money. For us, it is our home. They care nothing about that.

    Like Soros, Bloomberg is a cosmopolite. He has homes around the world, including an estate in Bermuda. When the crash hits here, or the riots, he’ll be on his plane heading for his nice, quiet island or somewhere else where he can ride out the storm.

  • Sardonicus

    Bloomberg is an immigration sentimentalist who lives in the past. No one is stopping Nobel Prize winning scientists or millionaire business men from immigrating to the United States. As most immigration is driven by family connections–chain migration–the majority of our immigrants are from poor Third World countries. In addition, we have almost eleven million, mostly impoverished, immigrants, who are here illegally. I can’t see how during periods of endemic high unemployment letting in huge numbers of immigrants benefits our country or our people.

  • White, Jewish, and Proud

    What a knucklehead this guy is!

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    We will not remain a global superpower if we continue to close our doors to people who want to come here to work hard, start businesses, and pursue the American dream,’ Bloomberg said.

    Pure unadulterated PC/lefty clap trap.

    Could someone please program the following into the teleprompter:

    We will not remain a global superpower if we continue to open our doors to people who want to come here, not to work, but to live off of hard-working, White American taxpayers.

    We will not remain a global superpower if we continue allow the fraud of equality to be perpetuated by public school bureaucrats, taking away opportunities from good White students in a misguided effort to help underperforming students.

    ‘The American dream cannot survive if we keep telling White Americans to accept unlimited, unfettered Third World immigration. Immigrants must go elsewhere. Third World immigration into White Homelands is what I call national suicide—and that’s not hyperbole.’

    There! Now you’re making sense.

    Bon

  • Tim in Indiana

    Browser wrote at 3:41 AM on June 17:

    5 — Tim in Indiana wrote:

    “I had to check the race of Mayor Michael Bloomberg , because this is the kind of inverted thinking blacks are often guilty of.”

    And what answer did you come up with?

    That he isn’t black.

  • Wordy Anonymous

    Did Mayor Bloomberg make any mention of the damage being done to Americans by this immigration? Does he deny any damage to Americans by this immigration?

    –Richard Paul Zuckerman

    Yes, he checked it and it’s working just the way he wants it to — to damage White Americans and eliminate them from their homelands.

    By his position on this, he has identified himself an enemy of the American people. He wants to see us dispossed and eliminated…. They have no interest in America or Americans. They don’t identify with us! We are just robots to produce for them a profit.

    –Browser

    Brilliant!

    You have succinctly identified the crux of the problem facing White Americans.

    Everyone: Read this and then read it again and then internalize it and refer to it often. Everything else is just a symptom of this.

  • Savvy

    “Despite being a billionaire, Bloomberg is as left-wingy as you can get (when if comes to immigration and demographics). By his position on this, he has identified himself an enemy of the American people. He wants to see us dispossessed and eliminated.”

    You might suppose that People of the ilk of Bloomberg and Soros, being vastly wealthy, would be conservatives. But not so!

    When it comes to questions of population, racial/national identity, demographics, they are screaming left-wingers, as far out left as any hippy radical. Those such as Bloomberg are dedicated to tearing down and demolishing whatever ethnic identity exists in any nation they get into. This makes it easier for them to control it. They are the worm in the apple. These profiteers are destroyers, simply out for their own profit, even if it’s everyone else’s grief.

  • Savvy

    Sardonicus wrote:

    Bloomberg is an immigration sentimentalist who lives in the past.

    A sentimentalist? He is nothing of the sort! This has nothing to do with sentiment. He is a calculating, cynical profiteer, a billionaire who’s looking to become a multi-billionaire.

    We have almost eleven million, mostly impoverished, immigrants, who are here illegally. I can’t see how during periods of endemic high unemployment letting in huge numbers of immigrants benefits our country or our people.

    You are right, but Bloomberg is not concerned about your people (or your country). He is concerned about benefitting himself. All those additional eating, breathing bodies must still consume goods and services (to his profit). They also keep wages down for the rest of the population — again to his profit. It’s not good for you, but it’s great for him.

    You are making a huge mistake in thinking that he’s concerned about YOU.

  • Miss Whitey

    Mr. Bloomberg needs to understand something:

    We cannot have a first world nation with a third world population.

    Then again, maybe this is what Mr. Bloomberg wants.

  • Frank

    Isn’t is nice to see an “objective” report. No mention of the crimes caused by illegal Hispanics, etc. No mention of when the immigrants or their children who found various corporations came. You can bet that many came here a long time ago and assilulated, somthing the illegals do not do now. Also, one from Cuba and one from the middle east. Is that why we don’t allow many legal immigrants from Europe. What nonsense!

  • diversity = adversity

    “n a major speech to the Council on Foreign Relations on Wednesday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the United States risks “national suicide” if it doesn’t adopt a more welcoming immigration policy.”

    He has it backwards, we currently face National suicide if we continue letting more third-worlders in. he cares nothing for the “american dream” aspirations of people already here, he cares only for the illegal aliens he calls immigrants.

  • MuayTyson

    What is the racial make-up of Bloomberg’s residence?

  • Taurus689

    4 — HH wrote at 7:16 PM on June 16:

    “Left wing mathematics…”

    HH,

    Obviously the same mathematics that are used to have figured the Black population as 12/13% for the last 30 years.

  • Anonymous

    Mayor Bloomberg is indirectly insulting the American people by implying (even without saying it) that Americans are lazy, uninventive, unenterprising, and that we could not get along without immigrants to keep our economy going.

    Obviously he is no friend of the American people, and he does not think very well of us. In fact, he can hardly wait to replace us.

  • WR the elder

    So to remain a superpower we must import millions more Mestizos (average IQ 90 – 95) and hundreds of thousands of Somalis (average IQ

  • Anonymous

    Post number 9 pretty much sums it up. Civilizations do not fall because of military confrontation, incessant immigration or resources depletion – these are all only symptoms. The cause for the fall is simple. Interests of the Businessman take precedence over interests of the Scientist. You can build civilization for centuries but give the steering wheel of the society in the hands of the Businessman and he will bring it down within a fraction of that time.

  • Jeff

    Tim in Indiana wrote: “I had to check the race of Michael Bloomberg because this is the kind of inverted thinking blacks are often guilty of.”

    I checked too and he is neither black nor European!

  • John Engelman

    Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942) is the current Mayor of New York City, and the 13th richest person in the United States, having net worth of $18.1 billion in 2011.[3]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Bloomberg

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    Rich people benefit from a high degree of immigration. A rising population means higher prices, lower wages, and higher profits.

  • John Engelman

    28 — Anonymous wrote at 1:08 AM on June 19:

    Post number 9 pretty much sums it up. Civilizations do not fall because of military confrontation, incessant immigration or resources depletion – these are all only symptoms. The cause for the fall is simple. Interests of the Businessman take precedence over interests of the Scientist. You can build civilization for centuries but give the steering wheel of the society in the hands of the Businessman and he will bring it down within a fraction of that time.

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    Businessmen are necessary to a well functioning economy, but it is also necessary that the government control them, and not the other way around.

    I would like for more college professors to go into politics, especially political scientists, historians, and teachers of political philosophy. Many have opinions that are based more on theory than reality, but exposure to real power, and the responsibilities of power would correct that in most cases. After a career in politics they could go back to the Academy with an enhanced knowledge of their fields.

    Businessmen seldom understand very much beyond the walls of their companies.