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Michael Bloomberg (New York City, Mayor Mike)

Michael Bloomberg is the billionaire mayor of New York City, one of the richest people in the U.S., majority owner of Bloomberg, and a very strong supporter of massive skilled immigration and illegal immigration as well. Member of among many others the Partnership for a New American Economy. See all the entries below, such as his infamous quote supporting illegal immigration because illegal aliens are needed to tend golf courses.

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TheDream.US: Don Graham, Gates, Bloomberg, Norquist turn their backs on American students (scholarships for illegal aliens) - 02/04/14

... Bloomberg Philanthropies (see Michael Bloomberg) * The Inter American Development Bank Endorsers include: * Jeb Bush * Newt Gingrich * Grover Norquist * Jill Biden * Rupert Murdoch Want to do something about this? The most accessible supporter is Norquist, so focus on him: 1. Tweet your thoughts to @GroverNorquist 2. When an article mentions Norquist, point out his low level of loyalty to his...

Solange Uwimana of MMFA hypes Bloomberg / Rockefeller study designed to lower wages (immigration reform) - 09/17/13

... New American Economy is run by Michael Bloomberg (together with other billionaires and big city mayors). That doesn't mean that the study is wrong, but it seems a little odd that - like much of the rightwing - Media Matters is in the Billionaires Know Best camp. 2. The idea that comprehensive immigration reform (called around here "amnesty") wouldn't lower wages is absurd. Studies are one thing...

PNAE claims immigrants involved in 76% of *some* patents; let's show them wrong (Mike Bloomberg) - 06/26/12

Michael Bloomberg's "Partnership for a New American Economy" is a coalition of billionaires and big city mayors that promotes massive immigration, especially skilled immigration. See those links for the details. They're out with a new study called "Patent Pending: How Immigrants Are Reinventing The American Economy" (renewoureconomy.org/patent-pending) which, as you might expect, treats native-...

Michael Bloomberg's horribly bad immigration ideas (crime, spending, family separation, Zakaria, CNN) - 06/07/12

... York City mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg promotes his very bad immigration policy. From this: [In the Zakaria interview, Bloomberg says:] "Undocumented have very low crime rate. Why? Because they’re scared to death they’re going to get arrested and deported"... ...[in the interview, he] also said about 75 percent of undocumented immigrants in New York pay taxes. "Undocumented are not...

Fareed Zakaria's GPS Road Map for immigration (CNN, Bloomberg, globalism, Kobach) - 06/06/12

... all on immigration, including Michael Bloomberg. Based on the press release alone, it's obvious this is going to be an immigration booster extravaganza, with Zakaria bringing on those who are on the wrong side and then allowing them to make fallacious arguments or mislead. Let's take a look: Zakaria begins by taking viewers to Japan, a nation with a shrinking and aging population – and one of...

Immigrants' List are immigration lawyers; Daniel Strauss and Huffington Post don't reveal that (Immigration Heroes List) - 01/17/12

... post. --------------- [1] Those on the list: Michael Bloomberg Senators Michael Bennet, Charles Schumer, Lisa Murkowski, and Bob Menendez. Representatives Luis Gutierrez, Zoe Lofgren Georgia State Senator Nan Orrock Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib Randy Parraz (led recall drive against Russell Pearce of Arizona) ---------------

Occupy Wall Street removed from Zuccotti Park: what they should do now - 11/15/11

Early this morning, Michael Bloomberg and the NYPD cleared out Zuccotti Park in New York City, home of the Occupy Wall Street ("OWS") encampment (link). The NYPD first served eviction notices on the "Occupiers", and then cleared them out of the park with only a few providing resistance, such as by chaining themselves to trees. A judge then issued a temporary restraining order against the city's...

Immigrants and the Fortune 500: how Partnership for a New American Economy misleads (Bloomberg, Murdoch, Villaraigosa, Ballmer) - 09/04/11

... CEO, Microsoft Corporation * Michael Bloomberg: Mayor, New York City * Julian Castro: Mayor, San Antonio * Phil Gordon: Mayor, Phoenix * Bob Iger: Chairman & CEO, Walt Disney Company * Bill Marriott, Jr.: Chairman & CEO, Marriott International * Jim McNerney: Chairman, CEO & President, Boeing * Rupert Murdoch: Chairman, CEO & Founder, News Corporation (Fox News) * Michael Nutter...

Obama meets with "stakeholders" for amnesty propaganda push ("immigration reform") - 04/19/11

... Association of Evangelicals * Michael Bloomberg * Bill Bratton, Former Police Chief of Los Angeles and New York * Julian Castro, mayor of San Antonio * Michael Chertoff, Former secretary of the Department of Homeland Security * John Engler, president of the Business Roundtable * Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council President * Carlos Gutierrez, Former Secretary of the Commerce Department *...

Mike Bloomberg: illegal aliens are needed to tend to golf courses (greenskeepers) - 11/26/10

This is a flashback to comments Michael Bloomberg made on March 31, 2006 (link): Bloomberg, who co-hosts a Friday radio talk show on WABC, was discussing the controversial immigration bills in Congress that have resulted in protests across the nation when he was asked to name a typical menial job an illegal immigrant might do. The mayor, an avid duffer, immediately thought of golf. "You and I are...

How "centrist" will No Labels be on immigration? - 11/26/10

... vehicle for a presidential run by Michael Bloomberg. And, it looks like on immigration and trade they'll support policies that are establishment-friendly but which cause harm to everyone else. One of the leaders of the group is former George W Bush advisor Mark McKinnon, and one of those who'll be appearing at their kickoff announcement is Antonio Villaraigosa. Another person involved is John...

Partnership for a New American Economy: Murdoch, Bloomberg, CEOs, mayors, (Fox News?) to push amnesty - 06/24/10

... on Fox News. Rupert Murdoch, Michael Bloomberg, big-city mayors, Hewlett Packard, Boeing, and Disney have formed a new group called "Partnership for a New American Economy" to push comprehensive immigration reform, aka amnesty (link): The group says it intends to make its point to policymakers by "publishing studies, conducting polls, convening forums and sponsoring public education campaigns...

New York Times, admitting that illegal aliens are taking jobs from unemployed Americans, still supports amnesty - 01/06/10

... pro-massive immigration thoughts of Michael Bloomberg and it promotes a march (of four people) for the anti-American DREAM Act, a bill that would let illegal aliens take college educations from U.S. citizens. When it comes to limited resources, the NYT tends to side opposite Americans. [1] vivirlatino.com/2010/01/06/ should-the-goal-of-immigration-reform-be-assimiliation.php

David Rockefeller, George Soros, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Ted Turner, Michael Bloomberg, and Oprah hold secret meeting on economy. No, really. - 05/26/09

... Rockefeller Jr., George Soros, Michael Bloomberg, Ted Turner, and Oprah Winfrey. No, really. The source with the scoop was Irish Central (link), and ABC News verified that each of those listed attended the meeting (link): "The overwhelming reason for the meeting was need -- that was the issue that galvanized everyone to participate," Patricia Stonesifer, senior advisor to the Gates foundation's...

WeAreChange "reporter" arrested for trying to ask Mayor Mike Bloomberg a question? - 03/29/09

... question New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg about his refusal to pay for the health care of 9/11 first responders. Rudkowski had Infowars press credentials and a video camera when he was singled out by Bloomberg’s security in the lobby of the hotel located at West 53rd Street and Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue). My reactions, in order: 1. Good. 2. OK, maybe I shouldn't have said "good...

New York Immigration Coalition wants stimulus funds for immigrants, illegal aliens - 03/12/09

On Tuesday, the far-left New York Immigration Coalition, allied groups, and about a thousand supporters rallied in Albany, demanding that stimulus funds be given to immigrants. Over four years ago I noted that the NYIC doesn't differentiate between legal immigrants and illegal aliens, and that's also true in this case: although they'll take pains not to admit it, they clearly want stimulus funds...

Bailout: banks wanted thousands of foreign workers as they laid-off Americans (H-1B) - 02/01/09

... situtation being different. A Michael Bloomberg spokesman is quoted as supporting the scheme. The Associated Press wasn't able to get any specific banks on the record, but they've filed a FOIA request for more information.

Corrupted: Kirsten Gillibrand pledges to push "comprehensive immigration reform"; might oppose 287g - 02/01/09

... She's also going to meet with Michael Bloomberg to discuss the "controversial issue" of local police working with ICE on immigration enforcement.

Pranked: New York politicians jump at chance to meet cruel dictator - 10/18/08

From this: Islam Karimov is the autocratic leader of Uzbekistan and a man routinely described as one of the worst dictators on earth by the likes of Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International.

Mayor Mike Bloomberg wails against xenophobia strawman - 01/18/08

In yesterday's State of the City speech, New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg stood on stage with five immigrant families from Flushing, and said: I wanted to invite these families today, and a number of others in the front rows, because the diversity they represent is what makes our town special. This is New York City... Their presence is a two-way street.

72% oppose Spitzer driver's licenses for illegal aliens; lowest rating ever - 10/16/07

From this: Seventy-two percent of New York voters who have read or heard about the [New York governor Eliot Spitzer's] proposal to allow undocumented aliens to obtain New York driver's licenses oppose the Governor's plan, while only 22 percent support it, according to a new Siena (College) Research Institute poll of registered voters released today.

Michael Bloomberg, DHS against Spitzer illegal aliens driver's licenses plan - 09/28/07

... fire from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a pro-immigration politician who said the change could lead to the state's licenses not being acceptable proof of identification for air travel. Bloomberg said Wednesday that the city's lawyer "does believe that in fact this would make New York's state drive

Bloomberg links illegal immigration "crackdown" to tourism - 12/28/06

Mayor Mike Bloomberg stuns once again with his outright support for illegal immigration.

Michael Bloomberg: possible illegal alien taxi drivers isn't dangerous - 10/24/06

Michael Bloomberg has yet again let his outright support for illegal immigration interfere with his job of protecting New Yorkers.

John McCain supports illegal immigration even more strongly than Bloomberg - 07/25/06

The NYPost reports that (putatively U.S.) Senator John McCain appeared at a New York Yacht Club gala and stated: "What are we going to do with 11 million people? ...You going to send 'em all back? Mayor Bloomberg testified at a hearing last week that the economy of New York City would collapse [without illegal immigrants].

New York Times offers hazy thoughts on immigration - 07/20/06

... at the final paragraph: Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City said it well, at a Senate hearing: "It's as if we expect border control agents to do what a century of communism could not: defeat the natural market forces of supply and demand and defeat the natural human desire for freedom and opportunity.

Mayor Mike Bloomberg, "The Open Borders Mayor" - 07/11/06

Heather MacDonald has the background on Mayor Mike Bloomberg and NYC's illegal alien sanctuary law (Executive Order No. 41). Also see: Bloomberg: N.Y.

Mayor Mike Bloomberg's "Immigrant Muddle" - 07/07/06

From the NY Post: Mayor Bloomberg stood before a U.S.

Mayor Mike has an immigration plan for you, Citizen - 05/24/06

New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg is getting real with "Enforceable, Sustainable, Compassionate". He proposes four steps to immigration "reform". The first is creating a national database so employers would know they're hiring legal workers: "The database must identify all job applicants in America based on documentation that cannot be corrupted--fingerprints or DNA, for example." Couldn't we just...

"It's Starting To Sound Like Slavery" - 04/03/06

This blog post discusses two rich people admitting the real reason they support illegal immigration. The first case is Erica Jong: she supports it so women of her class can have domestic help. And, they cover the recent comments of "Mayor Mike" Bloomberg. He supports illegal immigration, and one of the reasons he presents is because they keep the golf courses green.

Mayor Mike Bloomberg supports illegal immigration... again! - 01/28/06

New York City's mayor says illegal aliens don't cost the state money. Perhaps he'd be willing to put his money where his mouth is: let's do a complete accounting, and give or take from Bloomberg the costs.

"Mayor Bloomberg has betrayed all the legal residents of New York City" - 07/19/05

The post "Mayor Mike fully supports illegal immigration" explained how Bloomberg had overturned a law - on the books since the 30s - requiring applicants for a street vendor's license to be here legally. Now, the letters page of the NY Post has a few choice comments from his constituents: -- Mayor Bloomberg has betrayed all the legal residents of New York City...

Mayor Mike fully supports illegal immigration - 07/12/05

The New York Daily News supports illegal immigration, and their article "Vendors sold on Bloomberg" makes it quite clear that Mayor Mike Bloomberg does as well. Since the 1930s, applicants for street vendor licenses have been asked whether they have the legal right to work here.

New York Daily News supports illegal immigration - 07/05/05

Many years ago, a Mad Magazine cartoon featured a yesterday/today contrast: on the left side it showed a group of New York cops in the past, with one guy off to the side, shunned by the others.

AVWatch: The L.A. Times covers its bets - 07/02/05

The Los Angeles Times has a few reports on the inauguration of Antonio Villaraigosa, and they also offer "Much Unsaid in Villaraigosa's Inaugural Talk". Summary: in his speech, AV had a lot of big ideas, but few details were provided and he's going to have a very difficult task making them happen. The LAT has been a long-time supporter of the former member of a racial separatist group, including...

AVWatch: Why are foreign leaders coming to Villaraigosa's inauguration? - 06/29/05

According to the L.A. Times ("Inauguration Is the Place for Politicians to Be Seen") and the L.A.

New York City blacks have a friend in Mayor Mike Bloomberg - 06/23/05

Last year the NYT published "Nearly Half Of Black Men Found Jobless" (pay-only link here, possibly reprinted here). From the abstract: Community Service Society reports that only 51.8 percent of black men ages 16 to 64 held jobs in New York City in 2003; bases figure on Bureau of Labor Statistics data and focuses on employment-population ratio...

Bloomberg opposes non-citizen voting for New Yorkers - 04/19/05

April 16, 2005 - Immigrant advocates yesterday rallied to back a measure that would allow noncitizens to vote, but it was opposed by Mayor Bloomberg while the only Democratic mayoral candidate to back it was Virginia Fields. "Ultimately, we want all those who are legal to be able to vote. It's the democratic way.

"Immigration issue yanked off GOP agenda" - 08/31/04

... in the previous post: Even as Michael Bloomberg heralded New York's diversity Monday, President George W. Bush's controversial plan to put in place a temporary worker program is getting no major billing at the Republican National Convention. The party's platform that was formally adopted by delegates at the Republican National Convention Monday briefly mentions Bush's call for granting temporary...