Michael R. Bloomberg, MBA, 108th Mayor of the City of New York, in a July 5, 2006 hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary entitled "Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Examining the Need for a Guest Worker Program," wrote:

“Unless we reduce the incentive to come here illegally, increasing our Border Patrol will have little impact on the number of people who enter illegally… [W]e must increase lawful opportunity for overseas workers. The economics are very simple: We need more workers than we have. That means we must increase the number of visas for overseas manual workers, who help provide the essential muscle and elbow grease we need to keep our economy running.”

July 5, 2006