There was a war between Pakistan and Bangladesh. People lost their homes, money and stores. There was also a war between Pakistan and India for a land called Kashmir. It still is going on. People came around the 1970’s but more towards the 1980’s. They couldn’t come earlier because law restricted it. The reasons they came to America were America had a …show more content…
Pakistan people not only came here for their own personal reasons but they came and made unique contributions to the U.S such as they have taught people Islamic heritage, made many restaurants with Pakistani food, made Pakistani stores in which it has Pakistani supplies and goods. They have opened jewelry stores, and fast food restaurants. Our cultural influences such as Islamic holidays like Eid-ul-Fitr, and Eid-ul-Azha are celebrated by having a party and family gatherings at Pakistani restaurants and homes. Our tradition to put on mehndi during weddings and special occasions has also influenced Americans and many other people to try it. We also celebrate Pakistani Independence day with a parade and a gathering in Reliant which is usually where it is celebrated. It is open to anyone who wants to come. Last year, Congress women Sheila Jackson came and talked to us. We felt very special and were delighted.
Many Pakistani people have adapted to their new lives in America by changing their accent from British English to American English. They have tried to adjust to the job system in which they