By Kajal Doshi
The editorial — What happened to us? Why so many crimes? — on the front page of India Tribune issue dated December 11 by Prashant Shah is disturbing, but not surprising for the following reasons:
In 1960s and 1970s only the highly educated people such as doctors and engineers were allowed as immigrants and that’s why our reputation was high; but in 1980s and 1990s President Reagan signed an immigration reform bill called Family Unification Act, which opened the floodgates. As a result, some bad and ugly also came to this country and the consequences are obvious.
Some Indians, like any other nationalities, are greedy and crime-prone. They want to make a quick buck; hence they resort to shoddy practices, which is why there are so many scams. On the other hand, some uneducated people from India brought their lifestyles along with immoral behavior. So now we see heinous crimes like wife burning and killing of family members in this country too.
What we need is to discourage immigration of illegal immigrants from India. That’s the least we can do for our adopted country, which gave us prosperity and happiness.