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Chef Cristina Martínez, owner of El Compadre, in South Philly. Photo: Samantha Laub / AL DÍA News

Prior to August 24th, 2016, Cristina Martínez was just another anonymous worker among the eleven million undocumented immigrants living in the country. But long before that day, her name was already an echo in the streets of South Philly.