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- Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg described the foundation for his immigration policy.
- He cites a need for a pathway to citizenship, but also advocates stronger border patrol, perhaps beginning in airports.
- Bloomberg also supports better foreign aid to countries refugees are fleeing.
“Speaking with The San Diego Union Tribune, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg spoke about his approaches to U.S. immigration policy.
The former New York City mayor supports creating a pathway to citizenship to the approximate 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S., as estimated by Bloomberg’s research firm New American Economy. The Migration Policy Institute estimates a similar 11.3 million undocumented immigrants are living in the U.S. as well.
“Well it’s a no brainer,” Bloomberg said. “You give pathway to citizenship to 11 million people.” ”