He was backed by Rupert Murdoch, News Corporation CEO.
Both of them asserted that whosoever wins the US presidential election slated to be held in November this year to make changes to US immigration rules to save the economy from falling apart.
Simpler US immigration, US residency–fastest way to solve economic woes—NY Mayor Bloomberg and Media mogul Murdoch called for easier rules to help immigrants come to the US through legal means.
The US must let go its ‘self-defeating’ immigration rules if it wants a quick-fix to its economic problems, Bloomberg affirmed during his speech in Boston and Chicago before business leaders.
In an editorial by a Bloomberg, he did not hesitate to state that if Bill and Rupert can find a common ground, then why Republicans and Democrats can't do the same in Washington. Why should they constraint themselves in what he termed as their ‘partisan foxholes’?
Woo skilled immigrants, open up immigration rules—If the US does not want to lag behind other nations, it must immediately work towards easing immigration rules to let in more foreigners. The nation needs seasonal as well as skilled immigrants to come to the US for filling critical US jobs, he said. Only this can help create new US jobs, create new businesses, and aid US universities, Bloomberg asserted.
Its the immigration that has kept the nation up and going for the last 235 years, so, how come we suddenly seem to be shying away from it?, questioned Bloomberg.
US Green Cards for best foreigners with US degrees—Among several proposals forwarded by Bloomberg include issuing US Green Cards for top foreign US graduates.
And he also called for granting US visas for immigrant entrepreneurs.
The top agenda should be to provide a legal route to US citizenship for thousands of undocumented immigrants currently living in the US, Bloomberg advocated.
The US also needed to have a guest worker scheme for allowing seasonal foreign workers to come and work here, said the Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent, who also owns the Bloomberg News Service.