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Betty Goes Home

New America Media, Audio, Sandip Roy Posted: Jan 27, 2010

In the 60s and 70s thousands of immigrants from all over the world came to the United States for an education and settled here to create new lives and families. Many left their parents behind. But now as the parents enter their seventies and eighties, they are confronting difficult choices growing old far away from their children back in the home country or adjusting to old age in America, far away from the familiar sights and smells of home. This is the story of how one Indian family in California made that decision.

Sandip Roy reports:


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This reporting was funded by a 2009 fellowship from the South Asian Journalists Association.

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