Theeradej Juntorn is knelt down, wiping glass with a rag in one hand and holding a bottle of Windex in the other.

Theeradej Juntorn wipes the front door at Sweet Chilli in West Hartford in May 2023. When Juntorn first came to the U.S. in 2015, he started washing dishes and cleaning the tables at the restaurant. He is now the manager and a server. Yehyun Kim / CT Mirror