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Mar 3, 2017 8:03 PM

Portsmouth restaurant to host dinner event in support of immigration organizations


PORTSMOUTH — Vida Cantina in Portsmouth plans to host a guest chef dinner to benefit New England organizations that work with immigrants.

Owner and chef David Vargas, son of Mexican immigrants, hopes the event will help the organizations protect immigrants. Vargas said President Trump's positions on immigration have caused anxiety in his family and in his industry.

"As a whole, we're worried, for sure, and you never know what is going to happen, you know? Myself, I'm the only part of my family up here in New England. Everybody else is down in Southern California, so I don't get to see it on a daily basis, but we're starting to see the ripple effect happen all the way through. A lot of the restaurant business is led by immigrant workers," Vargas said.

Tickets for the five-course dinner can be purchased by calling Vida Catina at (603) 501-0648.

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