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Lower East Side Voices: A Small Business Owner Staying Positive, Working Hard

You may have noticed a little restaurant, Factory Tamal, that opened on Essex Street not long ago. It's run by Fernando Lopez, a Mexican immigrant who has worked his way up through New York City's restaurant industry.

Lower East Side Voices: “The Land Belongs to All of Us”

We're continuing our series today, Lower East Side Voices, in which we talk with local immigrants about their experiences in this country and about the Trump administration's immigration policies.

Lower East Side Voices: The Freedom Swimmer

Perspectives on immigration: A Videotaped interview with Chinatown resident Chris Chung.

La Contenta Owner Luis Arce Mota Talks About a “Day Without Immigrants”

Several Lower East Side restaurants participated in yesterday's, "A Day Without Immigrants," a protest of Donald Trump's policies and vitriol. One local business that attracted a lot of national attention for its decision to close for the day was Norfolk Street's La Contenta.
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