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Indian Immigrants Find Niche in Hotels

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Indian Immigrants Find Niche in Hotels

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Indian Immigrants Find Niche in Hotels

Indian Immigrants Find Niche in Hotels

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Many groups of immigrants made their first steps toward economic success in America by focusing on one type of business: think Korean groceries or Chinese laundries. When people from Gujarat, India, began arriving in California in the 1940s, some families found a niche running small cheap hotels. NPR's Laura Sydell reports.