COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) -- A t-shirt being worn and sold at a South Carolina Mexican restaurant is creating a bit of controversy.
The shirts have the slogan: "How to Catch an Illegal Immigrant," accompanied by a cartoon drawing of two tacos placed beneath a makeshift box trap...as bait. It got national attention after someone tweeted a picture of an employee wearing one of the shirts.
The restaurant now owner says they are unfairly being accused of racism.
"We've receive death threats, we've received bomb threats, we've received phone calls from the West Coast talking about they support us," said owner Leanne Shelgrove. "We pay taxes. I think that if you're an illegal immigrant then you don't need to be here or you need to get your job with paying your taxes. We just - we're just not down for illegal immigrants."Taco Cid
put a statement on its web site saying the shirts are a "witty and comical statement" about undocumented immigrants, and if you don't agree...you can eat elsewhere.
The owner says since the shirts debuted, they have gotten calls from all over the country from people wanting one.
The shirts are being sold for $35 each.