‘The resilience has been heroic’: New York’s undocumented migrants on the pandemic
The estimated half a million undocumented residents in the city were among its worst hit by Covid-19
- This article is co-published with Documented
JCR had been a cook for 15 years, never struggling to find a job in New York city, where his friends would always find a place for him in a restaurant’s kitchen.
But when Covid-19 hit the city in March last year, work that immigrants had relied on vanished seemingly overnight, especially jobs in hospitality, events and cleaning.