'Illegal Tacos': Philly welcomes Immigrants, NOT your hate (or your food)
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No human being is illegal. Please sign this petition to demonstrate your disapproval with this new restaurant, 'Illegal Tacos' on Broad St and Lombard. The name is offensive to members of our local immigrant community in Philadelphia and demonstrates a moral disregard for decency.
A recent article detailed the opening and some remarks from the owner:
[“I wanted to come up with a name that’s catchy,” said Furxhiu, 32, who emigrated from Albania in 2000. “Some people may be offended, but really, I’m an immigrant, too.” He paused and added: “I know it’s risky.” Alternatively, Furxhiu also extends the meaning to the food — “so authentic, it’s illegal.” Furxhiu, who dabbles in real estate and owns a South Philadelphia coffee shop/social club frequented primarily by Albanian emigres, said he was going to open a cheesesteak eatery at the location “but the Mexican idea popped into my head because there are none” in the immediate area.]
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