Originally Posted by a.mother
spnadmin ji you are right. Politician always wants to drive people away from real problems,and thats what they are doing it. Whenever any state or country need work force they invite people from abroad and then some time they are asking for rights then they CALLED IMMIGRANTS or OROUTSIDERS.
Yes, a.mother ji
Immigrants/outsiders were invited and sponsored in the first place to build our national economies, when there was no native workforce to do the work, or no one wanted to do it. The children of Sikh immigrants went on to excel in the professions and business. New waves of Sikh immigrants once again fill in the gaps in the local workforce.
This has been the case with Sikhs in Canada, and the northwest US. Sikhs worked dangerous jobs in the lumber industry, as lumberjacks and in mills. Sikhs built railroads under deplorable conditions. Sikhs worked in mines. Sikhs served as day laborers in the farms, orchards and vineyards of the Pacific coast and valleys. Now in the Fresno area, Sikhs are major players among landowning farmers. I can remember in the past 5 years Punjabi Sikh farmers were courted by Canada to sell farms in Punjab and develop farmland in the Central/north provinces for Canada's agricultural development. If you are looking for contributors, not takers, bet on Sikhs. Sikhs have been part of the development of the economies of Canada and the US for more than a century -- and now what?