Saint Marc Pub-Cafe waiter fired for asking customer for ID, proof of residency

An Orange County woman said a waiter at a Huntington Beach restaurant asked her for proof that she lives in the United States before serving her.

Diana Carrillo posted about her ordeal last weekend at the Saint Marc Pub-Café on Facebook.

Carrillo, an Irvine resident whose parents are immigrants, told KABC in Los Angeles: "As soon as we sat down, the waiter approached the table and asked me to provide him with my proof of residency. I had my ID out and I handed it to him without saying anything. I was shocked, I didn't know what to say."

Restaurant officials posted this statement regarding the incident on their Facebook page:

"This very unfortunate incident has been handled internally through the termination of the employee at fault. We also contacted the guest and plan to donate 10 percent of this weekend’s sales to the charity of her choice, Orange County Immigrant Youth United. In no way are the actions of this former employee representative of the Saint Marc brand nor are they reflective of the opinions of anyone else on our team, including executive management. We have always celebrated being part of the diverse Huntington Beach community, which means valuing all guests and treating every individual with respect."
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