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Resource ID: #17810
Subject: Immigrants
Source: Village Voice (New York)
Date: 2022-05-01



The third installment of the Village Voices' series investigating the influx of Mexican immigrants into New York City, and how the exodus has transformed those that have left their small villages and towns. Voice reporter Michael Kamber followed one immigrant, Antonio Gonzalez, an 18-year-old laborer from the small village of Zapotitlan in the state of Puebla. In this third installment Kamber shadows Gonzalez as he struggles with the language barrier, working 72 hours a week for minimum wage, and trying to survive in the Bronx. The Voice estimates that 75 percent of New York City's Mexican population are not upwardly mobile, nine out of ten are illegal and half the teenagers are not in school.

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