Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg explained in a major policy speech in 2011 that the United States government needs to increase immigration to both repair and grow the economy in the United States.
Politico quoted Bloomberg as saying, “We will not remain a global superpower if we continue to close our doors to people who want to come here to work hard, start businesses, and pursue the American dream.”
Bloomberg went on to say that the U.S. can’t expect the American Dream to survive if we keep pushing the dreamers away. According to USAFIS, foreign nationals come to America to build businesses, work hard, and start new lives.
In Bloomberg’s speech, he quoted from Partnership for a New American Economy, that over 40% of the largest U.S. companies were started by foreign nationals or the children of foreign nationals. Bloomberg leads the organization, which went on to report that if the United States does not change its perspective about immigrants, many upcoming corporations will be created on foreign soil. The experts at USAFIS say that many immigrants want to move to America and see their dreams fulfilled.
In his speech, Bloomberg went on to say that immigrants and their children are responsible for creating many jobs all across the country. He said that immigrants have big dreams and they are risk-takers with a drive to succeed, because they know that in America their work and talent will be rewarded.
NYC is a classic example to the rest of the United States; of the 8.2 million people living in the city, over 40% are immigrants. This has created stability in the massive city, and supporters for greater numbers of immigrants want to continue to increase the number of employment visas and other programs that will encourage foreign nationals to move to the U.S. to start companies.
In addition, there is a push to allow for more foreign students in U.S. colleges, which might allow them to more easily get their Green Cards if they qualify. USAFIS specializes in helping foreign nationals correctly fill out their applications for their Green Cards through the Diversity Visa Lottery Program.