Bloomberg Blasts Federal Immigration Policy

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011  |  Updated 2:45 PM EDT
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Bloomberg Blasts Federal Immigration Policy

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Bloomberg calls policy a "national suicide."

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is blasting U.S. immigration policy, calling it "national suicide."

Bloomberg said Tuesday that Arizona would likely be hurt by its new immigration law. It requires authorities to question people about their immigration status if there's reason to suspect they're in the country illegally.

Bloomberg says countries that welcome immigrants prosper.

He says the U.S. has had some "disgraceful" and "stupid periods" in which it tried to close its borders.

Added Bloomberg: "Fortunately, sanity prevailed."

Bloomberg made his remarks during a question-and-answer session after an unrelated technology announcement.

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