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Kin of 9/11 hate crime victim become US citizens

Family of Pakistani victim of 9/11 revenge killing embrace America, become US citizens By The Associated Press

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. (AP) ' The widow and daughters of a Pakistani immigrant killed by a white supremacist in a 9/11 revenge attack are now U.S. citizens.

Wearing hijab headscarves, Duri Hasan (HAH'-san) and three of her daughters took the oath Friday in a ceremony at the New Jersey office of U.S. Rep. Rush Holt. A fourth daughter became a citizen last week.

The Hasan family was determined to remain in America and become citizens despite the fatal shooting of Waqar Hasan (wah-KAR' HAH'-san) at a Dallas convenience store four days after 9/11.



The family had also faced the possibility of deportation. But Holt helped them get permanent legal residency.

Mark Stroman admitted carrying out a string of 9/11 revenge shootings. He was executed last year in Huntsville, Texas, for the murder of another immigrant.


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