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From: Rob Freeman (e-mail him)
No sooner did D. F. Whipple`s letter appear than I read an item in the New York Times that Indians are in fact returning—happily—to their native soil.
"Now, in our family and among our Indian-American friends, other children of immigrants are exploring motherland opportunities. As economies convulse in the West and jobs dry up, the idea is spreading virally in émigré homes.
"India`s second-generation returnees have built boutiques that fuse Indian fabrics with Western cuts, founded companies that train a generation to work in Western companies, become dealmakers in investment firms that speak equally to Wall Street and Dalal Street, mixed albums that combine throbbing tabla with Western melodies.
I`m glad India is doing well. But it brings questions about what their intentions were from the beginning.
A local hotelier told me that he
I don`t want to jinx the trend of emigration, which I think is a wonderful thing, but it just goes to show that very many of these immigrants just wanted to make a buck and scram.
It`s an understandable motive, but liberal immigration policy brings to my mind the word . . . promiscuous.
Freeman is an organic farmer. His previous letter about his willingness to accept Iraqi refugees is here.