Along with Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg becomes another mayor of a major American city to blast Arizona’s racial profiling law.
Foreign investment and tourism are critical to our national economy, and this new law sends exactly the wrong message to international companies and travelers. It will adversely affect America ’s international reputation as a place to do business, and it will cost America jobs at exactly the time we should be doing everything possible to create them. Instead of misguided efforts by states, we need Washington to lead the way with comprehensive immigration reform that secures our borders, promotes economic growth, and honors our American heritage.
Did you notice that no where in his statement did he mention checking immigration status “in the jails.” This is what makes New York City an international city.