The wife and four daughters of a Pakistani immigrant who was murdered just days after Sept. 11, 2001, will be granted United States citizenship on Friday.
Waqar Hasan left New Jersey for Dallas in 2001 to search for a home for his family and open a convenience store. He was fatally shot by an admitted white supremacist who claimed he was avenging 9/11 and mistakenly thought Hasan was Middle Eastern.
Mark Anthony Stroman, who was executed last year in Texas, said he shot Hasan and two other South Asian men because it was “what every American wanted to do but didn't.”
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Hasan's family members have remained in New Jersey and were given green cards with the help of a local congressman.