‘Undocumented’ family behind La Morada in the South Bronx (video)


Towards the end of the 20th Century, Natalia Mendez and Antonio Saavedra left their home, family and country behind to cross without papers into the U.S. Now they run a popular Oaxacan restaurant in the South Bronx, La Morada.

This is exactly the hard-working law-abiding, job-creating kind of family President Obama’s executive actions were designed to protect, but recent court decisions make their future uncertain. What can a poor pocho do?

La Morada has 4.5 stars on Yelp. See you there for dinner? We’ll be the ones scarfin’ down the mole!

From the restaurant’s about page:

We are a family-owned and operated Mexican (Oaxacan) Restaurant in the South Bronx compromised of undocumented workers. Our goal is to preserve and share indigenous Mexican cuisine with our neighbors and friends and invite you to dine with us. We love sharing culture, art, and community initiatives and actively participate in social justice causes.