Immigrants, hit hard by the pandemic, are sending even more money back to Mexico
Immigrants, hit hard by the pandemic, are sending even more money back to Mexico

SAN DIEGO — Silvana Alaníz, the owner of the tiny El Rincón restaurant in San Ysidro, works from dawn to dusk alongside her entire immediate family. Even her 10-year-old daughter helps serve the clientele who often wait in lines that wrap around the block for Silvana’s locally famous menudo.“We have five kids and they all cook,” she laughed. “They all help here. They spend their summer days in this restaurant. I think that’s one of the reasons we’ve been surviving.”But the restaurant supports not just her family in San Ysidro. Every month, Alaníz, 43, also sends money home to her father in Mex…

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