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March 06, 2008

Choosing to Stay

Choosing To Stay

Harjit Sodhi owns an Indian restaurant in Phoenix, Ariz. He lost two brothers to hate crimes after September 11, 2001 - a time when many Sikhs were targeted.

At that time, Harjit wondered whether it would be better to leave the U.S. and go back to India. But he says the justice and kindness in America convinced him to stay.

Now he's facing another challenge. Tougher immigration laws are threatening to take away some of his best workers, and Harjit wonders how his business will survive.

Harjit talks to Dick Gordon about the struggles he has faced in his decision to become an American.

Your Story—False Kidnapping

Abel Lozano and his family were knee-deep in debt when Abel's father finally declared bankruptcy and moved the family from Ohio to Texas to start a new life. Along the way, the family stopped at a McDonald's in Arkansas. That innocent little lunch break led to a totally unexpected confrontation with the police.

Abel Lozano talks with Dick about how the confrontation came to an embarrassing end - for both the police and the Lozano family.

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