I was reading VS Naipul's first book Among the Believers and I ran into an odd testament to the infectious side of Capitalism. Palistan is on of many countries that survives in part due to remitances from foriegn workers. Mexico and the Phillipinnes also have similar economies. Rather then make their economies functional Pakistan has an immigration district much like our business districts in NYC.
Capitalism will flourish if left alone but there seems to be something sinister in nthis enterprise. Naipul also describes the professional affidavit men that my coworkers laugh about. India, Pakistan and Bangladesh keep poor records so we must often rely on these dubious affidavits. They seem to be written by the same hand. No doubt many Americans do avail themselves of legal help when preparing legal documents but they do appear different.
The question should also be why we continue to allow floods of immigrants from Pakistan and Bangladesh two countries with no US ties and no prospect of developing key trade. Those slots should be reserved for religious refugees from those countries and sadly I see them daily.
Beamish in 08