An Immigrant Story – Hurricane Sandy

“Every aspect of the American economy has benefited from the contribution of immigrants.”
-John F. Kennedy, A Nation of Immigrants

“As Superstorm Sandy’s floodwaters receded from the New York metropolitan area, much of the hardest, dirtiest, and most dangerous work fell to immigrant day laborers.”

-David Noriega, Buzzfeed

Hurricane Sandy struck New York and New Jersey two years ago. In the New York metro area, that have been around 4,000 day labors working on repairing the damage caused by the storm. Many of the workers are undocumented.

Find out about their stories here.

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