Can Immigrants Save Detroit?

DETROIT (WWJ) – During an appearance earlier this year on NBC’s “Meet The Press”, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg raised more than a few eyebrows when he suggested that immigrants could help turn cities like Detroit around.

Bloomberg said in big cities and small towns, immigrants have helped power an economic engine.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder was intrigued with the concept and will take part in an immigration conference Monday at Wayne State, along with Mayor Bloomberg, via teleconference, and some other heavy hitters, including Compuware founder Peter Karmanos.

The free “Immigration and Michigan’s Economic Future” conference takes place Monday, July 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..


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