DETROIT, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Michigan Governor Rick Snyder on Thursday called for the U.S. government to set aside 50,000 special visas over the next five years to attract highly skilled immigrants to live and work in the bankrupt city of Detroit.
Detroit files for bankruptcy protection
City losing residents as tax base shrinks
Once the very symbol of American industrial might, Detroit became the biggest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy Thursday, its finances ravaged and its neighbourhoods hollowed out by a long, slow decline in population and auto manufacturing.
The filing, which had been feared for months, put the city on an uncertain course that could mean laying off municipal employees, selling off assets, raising fees and scaling back basic services such as trash collection and snow plowing, which have already been slashed.
“Only one feasible path offers a way out,” Gov. Rick Snyder said in a letter approving the move.
Report by: Ashok Kumar/Mazhar Lakho, USA
Dial Gidwani’s, Hingorani’s, Mirchandanis from Chicago. Besides Ram Jethmalani who happened to be in Detroit a week ago has promised to cancel his important appointments on July 2nd in New Delhi to be “Just” with Sindhis from Sindh. He now is in Europe. They will be here all three days of the Sindhi Association of North America Convention with their families.