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Friday, May 26, 2006

NYC Mayor Advocates U.S. Worker Database

Republican Mayor Michael Bloomberg thrust himself into the national immigration debate Wednesday, advocating a plan that would establish a DNA or fingerprint database to track and verify all legal U.S. workers.

The mayor also said elements of the legislation moving through Congress are ridiculous and said lawmakers who want to deport all illegal immigrants are living in a "fantasy."

In an editorial for The Wall Street Journal and two nationally televised interviews, the mayor reiterated his long-standing belief that the 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States should be given the opportunity for citizenship, saying that deporting them is impossible and would devastate the economy.

Aides said Bloomberg believes his views are relevant because he has a rare perspective as a former businessman who ran a company for two decades before he became mayor, in charge of enforcing the laws in a city with an estimated half-million illegal immigrants. They said that the editorial was his idea and that CNN and Fox News approached him to discuss his views on the air.

Sara Kugler

Let me see if I have this straight. Deporting 12 million illegals is crazy, but creating a DNA database of 190 million American workers is sane and feasible. Where do these retarded morons come from? Bloomberg is also the same guy who said last week that one of the main reasons to keep illegals around is so that the golf courses will stay pretty.

Every time I read something like this, it makes me hope the revolution will be starting soon.


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