A Top Chef alum is making his pro-immigration stance known to all his customers amid President Donald Trump‘s refugee ban.
Mark Simmons, who starred in season 4’s Top Chef: Chicago, has been reminding patrons that the cuisine they enjoyed at his New Zealand-themed restaurant, Kiwiana, was made and served by immigrants.“Immigrants make America great (they also cooked your food and served you today),” it read on all the Brooklyn eatery’s receipts, according to a bill tweeted by NBC News contributor Mary Emily O’Hara.
O’Hara’s photo quickly went viral with over 79,000 retweets and more than 220,000 likes.
The world “illegal,” which is the crux of the immigration issue, does not appear in the story. Nor does this pompous schmuck say that a “refugee” cooked the customer’s food.
Amazing how “illegal immigrant” “immigrant” and “refugee” are all used interchangeably. It’s almost as if they’re trying to obscure the issue.