HYANNIS – Dennis businessman Alex Dacunha moved to Cape Cod from his native Brazil at age 19. More than 15 years later, he has a family and his own thriving carpet cleaning business here.
In an effort to help other native Brazilians who are trying to start businesses on the Cape, he helped to start a new Brazilian chamber of commerce-style organization called Professionals of Cape Cod.
He has also joined a new regional group, the Brazil New England Chamber of Commerce, which is trying to make inroads on Cape Cod.
Listen below to Alex Dacunha of Professionals of Cape Cod and Thiago Dias of the Brazil New England Chamber of Commerce talk about the challenges for immigrants on Cape Cod as well as issues of amnesty on the federal level.