Mexican Restaurant In South Carolina Under Fire For Racist ‘How To Catch An Illegal Immigrant’ T-Shirt

We're sure the tacos suck at this place. 

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A Mexican restaurant in Columbia, South Carolina is being criticized for its racist T-shirts showing a wooden trap using tacos as bait with the caption “HOW TO CATCH AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT”.


As the Palmetto Public Record notes, a South Carolina reporter snapped a photo yesterday at Taco Cid of someone who appears to be a restaurant employee wearing the offensive shirt.

ThinkProgress spoke with an employee at Taco Cid who confirmed that restaurant workers indeed wear the shirt. He also noted that patrons can purchase it as well.

Taco Cid, a one-star restaurant that has shuttered franchises in recent years, appears to have cribbed the design from the “Offensive Obscene & Sex Related Tees” section of an online apparel designer.

South Carolina’s senior senator, Lindsey Graham, is helping lead immigration reform efforts among Republicans, saying that the GOP shot itself “in the foot” this election with anti-immigrant rhetoric and positions.

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  • commented 2013-01-07 15:41:49 -0800
    Only crackers would think that undocumented immigrants eat tacos. Most of the customers at this place are probably Anglos. Perhaps the brick ought to hit them too.
  • commented 2013-01-07 10:54:54 -0800
    It’s South Carolina – why would anyone expect anything different?
  • commented 2013-01-07 10:54:26 -0800
    southern gentlemen, and you need to wonder why? This is just one example of poor education for their “white christian” boys. Soul Sickness is what it is period!
  • commented 2013-01-07 10:36:33 -0800
    boycott Taco Cid!