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Regarding the article “Tohoku turns to foreign workers,” growing up in the United Kingdom in the postwar boom years of the 1950s and ’60s, we saw an enormous influx of immigrants, mainly Indian, Pakistani and West Indian, who had come to Britain looking for a better life.

They were happy to do even the most unskilled and poorly paid jobs, which, as the economy improved, native-born Brits were becoming less willing to do. These people worked hard and made their homes in the U.K., and raised their families there. Now, many years later, the British government is inventing flimsy and spurious excuses to kick them out and deport them back to a place which, after all these years abroad, they can no longer consider home.

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