Take Two for August 5, 2013

Should undocumented immigrants be welcomed in Detroit?

Detroit Teeters On Edge Of Bankruptcy

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A banner on a building in downtown Detroit is shown July 18, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit today filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, making it the largest city to file for bankruptcy in U.S. history. Between the years 2000 and 2010, Detroit's population declined by a quarter of a million people.

Pressure has been building from business leaders and politicians on both sides of the aisle to do something to reform U.S. immigration policies.

But with legislation seemingly stalled in the house, one research scholar from NYU has a provocative idea: Allow the undocumented to move to the U.S., provided they move to Detroit or any other city in need of more people and an economic boost.

Think of it as an H1-B Visa but for states instead of companies.

Brandon Fuller is deputy director if NYU Stern School of Business's Urbanization Project. He joins the show to explain his idea, which was written about recently in the National Journal


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