Taco Cid themselves address the issue of the shirt on their website with the following message:
Our t-shirts were created as a witty and comical statement regarding ILLEGAL immigrants. There are NO racial nor hate remarks towards any specific ethnic group.The issue of immigration -- illegal or otherwise -- is definitely a politically charged one. And I actually don't think that the shirts are racist. I guess I don't see the wisdom of a Mexican restaurant taking such a bold stands with its work uniforms on this particular political issue. But what do I know? I'm curious how this story will shake out.
Taco Cid and its employees are not racist. We will serve EVERY individual with the same quality of service, respect in a friendly and welcoming manner.
Our food is fresh and prepared and served in the SAME QUALITY and QUANTITY, regardless of your race, religion or political views.
As most tax paying Americans, we do believe ILLEGAL immigrants are taxing the system we support and live under, thereby, causing us to work harder and pay more taxes in support of their illegal activities which our government has simply chosen to look the other way. Is it racist to disagree with those who are not supporting the American system?
We are an equal opportunity employer and will hire anyone who meets our needs and is a legal citizen or immigrant. We do not hire illegal immigrants. Our employees pay taxes.
We are open Monday through Saturday and closed Sundays — in observance of a day of worship.
If you do not agree with our views on ILLEGAL immigrants, please do not visit our establishment. If you agree with our view on American Equality in citizenship and tax fairness, then show your support and come join us for lunch or dinner.