L.A. Street Sellers Outlawed No More | THE NEW YORK TIMES

Officials have estimated that there are 50,000 street vendors in Los Angeles, and selling on the city’s sidewalks is often the first profession for newly arrived immigrants. 
On the streets, many have faced crackdowns by the police and immigration agents. The legalization of street vending, for them, means dignity and security. For this piece, we explored the city’s neighborhoods and spoke to vendors about their livelihoods and a changing Los Angeles.