Immigrant jobs keep New York City running during Sandy

October 29, 2012. Ted Hesson reports for ABC News/Univision on how immigrants helped keep the city going through the hurricane.

Immigrants make up half of all small business owners in New York City, according to a 2011 report by the Fiscal Policy Institute, and fields like taxi and limousine services, with 90 percent immigrant ownership, will be crucial during the hurricane. One cabbie estimated that only five percent of taxi drivers were on the road this morning, and in Manhattan Valley, traffic had slowed to a handful of cars at each light.