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Many U.S. Immigrantsí Children Seek American Dream Abroad
nytimes ^ | 4/16/2002 | KIRK SEMPLE

Posted on 04/16/2012 9:44:38 AM PDT by Borges

Samir N. Kapadia seemed to be on the rise in Washington, moving from an internship on Capitol Hill to jobs at a major foundation and a consulting firm. Yet his days, he felt, had become routine.

By contrast, friends and relatives in India, his native country, were telling him about their lives in that newly surging nation. One was creating an e-commerce business, another a public relations company, still others a magazine, a business incubator and a gossip and events Web site.

“I’d sit there on Facebook and on the phone and hear about them starting all these companies and doing all these dynamic things,” recalled Mr. Kapadia, 25, who was born in India but grew up in the United States. “And I started feeling that my 9-to-5 wasn’t good enough anymore.”

Last year, he quit his job and moved to Mumbai.

In growing numbers, experts say, highly educated children of immigrants to the United States are uprooting themselves and moving to their ancestral countries. They are embracing homelands that their parents once spurned but that are now economic powers.

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1 posted on 04/16/2012 9:44:45 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

The lawyers will soon follow and screw it up.


2 posted on 04/16/2012 10:07:01 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: Borges

My ancestral homelands are Ireland and France.

Nah. Didn’t think so.


3 posted on 04/16/2012 10:07:01 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Borges
I've taken a foreign trip or two in my day.First World *and* Third World countries (including India).Having at least a bit of experience with India I can say that NOT IN MY WORST NIGHTMARE would I choose to live there rather than in a civilized country.
4 posted on 04/16/2012 10:07:19 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Borges

This does not shock me.

The elitists’ globalist program of preferences for “smart” and committed foreigners for employment and higher education is not in the American people’s and economy’s interest.

Unless you are a global nomad worker or business with loyalities to no one and roots no where, globalism is not in your interest. It has been a disaster for the American people in the long run. It is a race to the bottom in every way.


5 posted on 04/16/2012 10:08:39 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Buckeye McFrog
My ancestral homelands are Ireland and France.

Mine are Ireland and Scotland.I've been to Ireland but not Scotland and I can say that if Scotland is *half* as bad as Ireland it would be a snowy day in July before I'd live in *either one*.

6 posted on 04/16/2012 10:10:43 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

There is a difference between “living conditions” and opportunity to succeed financially. In countries like India, the rich and successful live better than their equivalent in US. The masses who are poor have a harder life.

For example a private company owner in US employing 100 people typically drives his own car, lives in a $500,000 house and has may be a person coming to his house for cleaning & upkeep. I worked 23 years in US for a privately owned company with 500 employees.

An equivalent company owner in India will have a chauffeur, a gardener, a butler, a maid, and a cook. His house will be much fancier. His meals will have a much greater variety. His employees will address him with much more respect. I should know, my maternal uncle lived such a life.

In conclusion, if one is not rich, US is the best country. If you are rich & successful, may be not.


7 posted on 04/16/2012 10:31:30 AM PDT by entropy12 (I believe in American exceptional-ism.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I have family members who have been to Ireland. One of them married a girl from Dublin, though they live over here. All who have been there tell me that the culture, work ethic, etc. has absolutely gone to hell since they joined the E.U.


8 posted on 04/16/2012 10:43:23 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Borges

Immigrants no longer assimilate. They no longer even want to be American or share in our freedom. All they want is a high US income.

What happened to the melting pot. PC and the commies killed it. Now the USA is just a toss green salad and at any time the tomatoes want back on the vine or the mushrooms want back to the dark.

Thanks Ted Kennedy.


9 posted on 04/16/2012 11:59:41 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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