No, he was not joking.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a solution to the nation’s immigration problem: Let immigrants come to the United States. . . “as long as they agree to live in Detroit.”
Bloomberg, the mayor of America’s largest city, believes the federal government has an immigration problem and that Detroit has a people problem — “half the population has left; you’ve got to do something about that” — so why not flash some of that American ingenuity and kill two birds with one stone? . . .
“You would populate Detroit overnight because half the world wants to come here,” Bloomberg said of the continued appeal of living within the United States, yet implying perhaps Detroit is not the most desirable new home town.