Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to help Detroit get back on its feet. Bloomberg appeared on “Meet the Press” Sunday and told host David Gregory that if it were up to him, he’d pass a law allowing new immigrants to come into the country provided they agreed to live in Detroit for an extended period of time.

Bloomberg called the nation a “nation of immigrants,” and says that unless America continues to have immigrants it would not be able to maintain its superpower status.

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“Take a look at big industrial cities — Detroit for example. Got a great mayor in Mayor Bing, but the population has left. You got to do something about that,” Bloomberg said. “If I were the federal government, assumingyou could wave a magic wand a pull everybody together, you pass a law letting immigrants come as long as theyagree to go to Detroit and live there for five or 10 years, start businesses, take jobs, whatever.”

Bloomberg says that people forget half of the world still wants to move to the United States and that we “whip ourselves too much,” in terms of our status in the world. He also spent time talking about the state of the nations economy, taxes, unemployment and oil prices affecting the middle class.