It’s a hairy time south of the border, thanks to President Donald Trump‘s refugee ban. But for those who are pro-immigration, they’re letting him and everyone else know, loud and clear, that they’re not going to take it in silence, and will fight anti-immigration policies any way they can. Because at this point, nothing’s too small — everyone needs to be heard.
Take Mark Simmons, for example. As the chef and owner of Kiwiana, a New Zealand-themed restaurant in Brooklyn, N.Y., he added a little message to the bottom of his restaurant’s receipts loaded with a political message. It’s short, sweet, yet so very mighty.
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The phrase “Immigrants make America Great (they also cooked your food and served you today)” is printed on the receipt in small letters. We commend Simmons for making such a simple and bold move to encourage others to support U.S. immigrants.
“I am an immigrant myself, I am from New Zealand,” Simmons told Mashable. “This is a New Zealand restaurant, and we support immigrants.”
“[It’s] a show of support for all those families that are being torn apart,” he continued. “[The bill] serves as a reminder to ourselves and to our customers that immigrants are relatively the backbone of the hospitality industry, and they often are the people who cook for you.”
As for how long those 13 powerful words will be on his receipts, he explained that “It’s until further notice. Hopefully until things get better.”
For now, fingers crossed that someone high in the political ranks (*cough* Trump *cough*) will be moved by a pro-immigration act like this one.