June 26, 2014

Central America Refugees Can Rebuild Detroit

James Gibney, Bloomberg

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Offer the families of some of the 52,000 minors apprehended at the border this fiscal year the chance to move to a city that has lost almost 250,000 of its residents (more than more than a quarter of its population) over the last decade. They could participate in the budding effort to convert the city’s 150,000 vacant lots back into farmland, thereby easing blight, creating jobs and increasing the tax base. You could call it the urban Bracero Program.

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TAGGED: United States, Immigration, Central America, Detroit

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