...then the obvious question here is why aren't legal immigrants already moving to Detroit?
Detroit has had problems with illegal aliens, especially in the S.W. Detroit side for decades.
They even have the audacity to stage very public protests against ICE arrests of illegals.
But I can tell you for a fact that legal immigrants aren't stupid. There is a reason why they avoid Detroit like the plague.
If people like Gov Snyder and Mayor Bloomberg need a lesson in why that is, I will be more than happy to take them on a tour of what's left of Detroit...under one condition.
They will both need to go alone, absolutely NO state police escort nor security detail of any kind is allowable. No shadowing from a distance either. If you want to see the REAL City of Detroit, raw and unfiltered they'll need to do it alone. Not on some carefully planned and staged photo-op.
If either (or both) of them have the integrity to go, we will see burned out and vandalized businesses and storefronts. We will go into neighborhoods with one or two homes still occupied and large swaths of weed-chocked fields with abandoned and dilapidated structures dotting the adjacent lots which used to be homes with families living there. We will visit rundown and decaying factories, well, what's left of them. We will go past closed and decaying schools that have been reclaimed by the environment and vandals. We will visit large abandoned buildings in the downtown area with broken windows destroyed interiors. We will also visit areas that have mountains of trash dumped in streets and fields which have been lying there for years.
Two additional points: I don't recommend carrying valuables of any kind and I should point out that I will not be held liable in any way for their safety. They will have to be responsible for themselves in the same city that they are asking legal immigrants to move into.
After my day-long, (mostly) foot tour of the city, it will be interesting to see if their opinion has changed.
The offer is there if they have the courage to go.