What planet is this guy living on?
(CNSNews.com) – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg indicated that illegal border crossings from Mexico into the United States have been non-existent for a “long time.”
Speaking at an Aug. 14 immigration-related panel discussion in Boston sponsored by the New England Council, New York City’s independent mayor advised illegal immigrants that they should not waste their time and risk the dangers of crossing the desert to illegally enter the U.S. Instead, he said, they should fly in with a visa and overstay their allowed time of admission.
Jerry Seib of The Wall Street Journal, the event’s moderator, asked Bloomberg, “My son is a physics major down the road at Brown University, if you let in a lot of foreign science, technology, and engineering [majors], aren’t you diluting his job market? And my sister lives in Amarillo, Texas, and they’re very worried about waves coming up north over the border there. What are you going to tell them?”
“Number one nobody has come across the border in a long time,” responded the mayor. “I mean we spend a fortune on technology, and if you want to come to America illegally, don’t waste your time going across the border and through the desert. It’s dangerous. Just get on an airplane, fly here, and overstay your visa. We have absolutely no ability to track who you are and get you back.