A waiter from a southern California restaurant was fired after denying to help costumers unless they showed their proof of legal residency.
According to the LA Times, both 23-year-old Brenda Carrillo and her sister 24-year-old Diana Carrillo, were both harassed when a waiter at the restaurant, Saint Marc in Huntington Beach, asked them and their friend to see their proof of residency.
Diana said that the women thought the waiter might be joking “but he didn’t have a smile”.
“There was no indication that he was trying to make a joke or even possibly flirt with us,” she said.
Both sisters were born in California after their mother arrived from Mexico 30 years ago, so neither one of them was scared. One of the sisters did express that she was more sacred for immigrants.
“I’m more afraid for others in my community, people who are immigrants,” she said. “If this were to happen to them, I’m sure they would be too afraid to speak out for themselves.”
The restaurant did post an apology on their social media accounts, which was later deleted.
In a statement to the Times, it said: “We have always celebrated being part of the diverse Huntington Beach community, which means valuing all guests and treating every individual with respect.”