The infamous mayor of NYC, a staunch supporter of liberty, has taken to the bully pulpit to advocate for states rights to set immigration policies:
"There’s no reason why you have to have a common immigration policy for all of America,” he argued. “You could let each state do it differently."Wow, it sure sounds like Mayor Michael Bloomberg is coming out in defense of states like Arizona and Georgia that have passed sweeping anti-illegal immigration legislation that are now targets of federal lawsuits brought by Obama's Department of Justice. Unfortunately, that's not the case. Bloomberg is quite fine with states' rights on immigration so long as they want to take in more of the third world's poor:
"I would argue the federal government should go one step further. They should deliberately force some places that don’t want immigrants to take them, because that’s the only solution for these big, hollowed-out cities where industry has left and is never going to come back unless you get some people to move there."