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Here’s to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for using the occasion of his recent inaugural address to make a definitive pledge of leadership on the pressing issue of federal immigration reform.
Managing to address the issue even within a brief speech, Bloomberg pledged:
With leaders from across the country, we will assemble a bipartisan coalition to support President Obama’s call for comprehensive immigration reform that honors our history, upholds our values, and promotes our economy.
New York’s immigrant communities have driven America’s economic engine for generations.
The independent-minded mayor understands that immigration reform will enhance national security and strengthen New York’s economy, and as the leader of the nation’s financial capital (and home to thriving and diverse communities of immigrants), he knows that letting the broken immigration system fester is not an option.