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Street vendors struggle to survive through the pandemic

ABC News’ Alex Presha looks at how street vendors, many of them immigrants, have worked to keep their livelihoods as the pandemic emptied out city streets.

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42 comments on “Street vendors struggle to survive through the pandemic

  1. I feel bad !! Bad had they pay taxes at all?? How they planning to get ssn without paying taxes ? That’s the first thing immigration ask for!! Some type of relief give them work permits and let them proved they deserve to be here same way they been doing 🙂

  2. That touched my heart to see the grandmother and the Amazing artist that is inspired by all things around him. Well wishes to them all. With that being said being a born African American citizen. When i tried to get a vendor's license years ago. I couldn't- because they (foreigners) took them all. The waiting list was unreal. They have them licenses in lock down. But, o.k..🤷‍♀️.., just saying🤔. That's not fair either!. I had to find another way to survive🗽. Again, well wishes and success to you all. We are all in the struggle. Just do it with a little love and things will be alright…🗽🥰❤👍

  3. More hoaxes how about some news like the Biden Border crisis or the riots in Portland or Minnesota ? Or maybe the fake news about bounties on SOLIDERS heads in Afghanistan you pushed last year !! No news her just MSNDC PROPAGANDA !!!

  4. Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them.
    Everything they do is done for people to see: They make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long; they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues; they love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and to be called ‘Rabbi’ by others.
    “But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers. And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah. The greatest among you will be your servant. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted".
    Matthew 23 NIV

    You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything, in Heaven above or in the Earth beneath, or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents up to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.

    "If my people who are called by my name, humble themselves and pray, AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, I will hear from Heaven, will forgive their sins, and will heal their land."

    And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

    This, then, is how you should pray:

    Our Father in heaven,
    hallowed be your name,
    your kingdom come,
    your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
    Give us today our daily bread.
    And forgive us our debts,
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.
    And lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from the evil one.

    For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

    "Matthew 5-7 NIV Bible Gateway", we can use google search.
    These are the teachings,
    The Righteousness of our Lord Jesus Christ our God.
    REPENT, and start doing what is right.
    If you abide my teachings, you are really my disciples; then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

    A time is coming and has now come, that the true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and Truth. God is Spirit, so his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and Truth; they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.

    In the New Heaven and New Earth,
    only Righteousness dwells.
    May the Spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ our God be with you all.

  5. ABC the communist news network should retract the lies they made about bounties on American soldiers. More fake news lies to divide our country. ABC is disgusting…Boycot ABC and their lies

  6. Look, In the Sino-British joint statement in Hong Kong, the CCP said that it was an outdated contract that wastes paper. Hong Kong has become an ordinary city in China, so Hong Kong dollar foreign exchange has also been completely controlled. The Sino-US Joint Communiqué must also become waste paper. If the United States does not wake up and thinks about interests, it will cause the entire United States to collapse because of interests. See what happened to Jack Ma? Can American businessmen escape? Can the American media businessmen who make money with the CCP finally escape?

  7. DC Democrats are fining and arresting the real tax paying business owners … driving them out of business. While at the same time, DC is probably giving half the people shown in this video, huge welfare checks and all the "free" stuff they could ever ask for.

  8. Smh they want the benefits with NO rules. Where do these folks wash they hands? Where do they use the bathroom. YOU TRY THIS IN ANY ONE OF THEY NATIVE COUNTRIES THEY WILL JAIL AND DEPORT YOU AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE.

  9. My middle school & high school is blocks from there. I’ve bought mango via abuela there, rode the GreenLine 🚇Metro there. ColumbiaHeights is where I grew up & relocated from the in 2009. I’m in Orlando where the county also has high cases of COVID as well.

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