Man threatens to call ICE on workers speaking Spanish in NYC


In a video captured by NBC, he can be seen wearing a black knit cap and dark sunglasses, anxiously searching for a cab when he realizes there are none in sight.

- A man identified as a NY lawyer went on a racist tirade Tuesday at lunchtime at Fresh Kitchen on Madison Avenue at 39th Street in Manhattan.

In a loud voice that certainly was overheard by anyone in the Fresh Kitchen, Schlossberg threatened to call ICE to have each of the restaurant's employees "kicked out of my country".

He went on to tell Morris, "You don't run into people".

"My guess is they're not documented, so my next call is to ICE to have each one of them kicked out of my country", the man says in the video.

Adriano Espaillat, who represents New York's 13th Congressional District, tweeted that he will file a formal complaint against Schlossberg.

The court system's attorney grievance committee investigates complaints to determine what action, if any, should be taken.

Further requests for comment from the mayor's office were directed to the NYCCHR. Apparently, another event called Latin Party at Racist Aaron Schlossberg's Midtown Office, which will be hosted by the Unofficial DNC, will also be taking place this week.

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He called the police on one reporter for the New York Daily News who followed him outside his apartment.

The man has been identified by U.S. media as lawyer Aaron Schlossberg. As reporters peppered him with questions, Schlossberg stormed off and spoke into his phone.

The website for Schlossberg's practice says members of his firm speak several languages, including Spanish and French. During the confrontation with the ultra-Orthodox protesters, he bragged about having traveled to Israel twice.

"We have terminated his services agreement with us", Hayim Grant, the president of Corporate Suites, which operates the business center where the office was located.

Spurred on in part by a tweet from NY activist and writer Shaun King on Tuesday, the video has kicked off a cascade of emotion in the midst of an ongoing national debate about immigration and racially charged questions about what it means to be an American. The city's Commission on Human Rights can investigate potential violations and levy fines.

The attorney has a history of harassing people in public.

The city has always been home to multiple languages, and there are anywhere from 600 to 800 languages spoken in the metropolitan region, said Ross Perlin, co-director of the Endangered Language Alliance. And that's pretty much the nicest thing he said. He said they should have been speaking English because "This is America".