Trump’s Visa Ban A ‘Nightmare’ for Local Restaurants - 27 East

Trump’s Visa Ban A ‘Nightmare’ for Local Restaurants

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Sen Restaurant in Sag Harbor transformed their parking lot into an outdoor dining area.

Sen Restaurant in Sag Harbor transformed their parking lot into an outdoor dining area.

At Buddhaberry in Sag Harbor, owner Nancy Passaretti was able to hire college students both home and vacationing in the East End for the summer to fill a void left after President Donald Trump cut vital visa programs.

At Buddhaberry in Sag Harbor, owner Nancy Passaretti was able to hire college students both home and vacationing in the East End for the summer to fill a void left after President Donald Trump cut vital visa programs. Photo: ALEC GIUFURTA

Southampton Village Cheese Shoppe Owner Nikki Cascone-Grossman and General Manager Nikita Easie have struggled to find staffing for the summer in the wake of Trump's ban on foreign work visas.

Southampton Village Cheese Shoppe Owner Nikki Cascone-Grossman and General Manager Nikita Easie have struggled to find staffing for the summer in the wake of Trump's ban on foreign work visas. Photo: ALEC GIUFURTA

Alec Giufurta on Jul 7, 2020
David Piacente, the executive chef at Gosman’s in Montauk, normally commands a crew of more than 100. This summer, the timeless dock eatery will have to manage with just half... more

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