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Nevertheless, there is a difference between an immigrant (to whatever
country) who wants to assimilate into that country's culture and an
immigrant who does not.  In general, the former is what used to be typical,
but the latter is what we are experiencing now.

M. David Finley, P.E..
2086 SW Main Boulevard - Suite 111
Lake City, FL  32025
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386-752-8617 (fax)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David L. Fisher" <dfisher(--nospam--at)fpse.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2003 11:40 AM
Subject: RE: SICK PROFESSION


> Very well put, as always, Mr. Turk.
>
>
> David L. Fisher, SE, PE
> Director
> Head of Design and Construction
>
> Cape Cod Grand Cayman Holdings Ltd.
> 75 Fort Street
> Georgetown, Grand Cayman
> British West Indies
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roger Turk [mailto:73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com]
> Sent: Monday, November 10, 2003 10:28 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Re: SICK PROFESSION
>
> I have started to respond to H1b threads on several occasions, but for one
> reason or another decided not to send the response.
>
> Do we forget that this is a nation of immigrants?  All of us, including
the
> Native Americans, came from somewhere else.  Maybe our ancestors came
> because
> they were explorers; maybe they came because this was a land of
opportunity,
> maybe they came because they were oppressed in their native country.
>
> I am a second generation American.  My grandparents came to this country
in
> the late 1800's from Lithuania, Poland and Germany for the same reasons
that
> people before and after have come here.  I welcome people who are
courageous
> enough (or oppressed enough) to come to a country whose language is
foreign
> and whose customs are strange to make a new life for themselves, their
> family, and particularly their children.
>
> No matter how skilled or learned our new immigrants may have been in their
> country of origin, they have to start anew here.  Many have had to take
> menial jobs until they learned the language, customs or procedures that
were
> all too familiar to them in their native county.  They are willing to work
> for low wages because of the opportunities that await them.
>
> How can we forget that we, who have been born here, have spent more than
20
> years learning the English language, yet many of us still are not
competent
> in expressing ourselves, cannot spell correctly, use incorrect words and
> cannot punctuate or capitalize correctly.  Why do we fault people who have
> only been here a few years for making what may be literal translations
into
> English?
>
> I, for one, welcome these newcomers to the USA, the land of opportunity,
and
> wish them the greatest success as many of those who have preceded them
have
> achieved.
>
> A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
> Tucson, Arizona
>
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