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May 19, 2010

The American Dream...Sort Of

The American dream is a funny thing. People are fighting over it all the time. Is it something that belongs to people who already live here, or is it something that exists in the imagination of people who want to come here? Or is it both? Laszlo Hirka grew up in communist Hungary. One day he saw his first American magazine. Laszlo was captivated, and started having dreams of a new life in the U.S. Years later, he evaded authorities, jumped over barbed wire fences and eventually found his way to America. Life was far from easy when he arrived, but Laszlo has achieved the American dream. But now, as an auto mechanic at a struggling car dealership, his dream may be in jeopardy.

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