Misplaced Praise Of The Fujianese?

Your article "Send your huddled masses, and a hot & sour soup" (Economics, Nov. 14) on the accomplishments of the undocumented Fujianese overlooks the many problems they bring with them. These individuals are smuggled into the U.S. by unscrupulous syndicates often associated with Asian organized crime. The illegal aliens debase the concept of political asylum through bogus claims, which an overburdened system cannot cope with. Many serve as virtual indentured servants working in the most appalling conditions to pay off their enormous debts. The syndicates may force them into prostitution, or recruit them to distribute illegal drugs or operate underground gambling establishments. Some become enforcers in Chinatown street gangs dominated by the Fujianese.

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