NY lawyer threatens to call ICE on women for speaking Spanish

Elias Hubbard
May 17, 2018

"Your clients and your staff are speaking Spanish to staff when they should be speaking English..." A video of the encounter was shared on Facebook by Edward Suazo, who wrote that his wife and her best friend were ordering their food and talking to an employee in Spanish when the man "jumped in".

When the worker tried to answer him they are bilingual and therefore they speak in both languages, the man did not accept it: "This is America", he exclaimed. "If they have the balls to come and live off of my money - I pay for their welfare, I pay for their ability to be here - the least they could do is speak English, you understand?"

The video, uploaded to Facebook by Edward Suazo, has been viewed more than 1.8 million times since being posted on Tuesday, May 15.

That hardly satisfied the man, who can be seen pointing wildly around the room at everyone he said he overheard speaking Spanish.

The irate man told the manager that his next move was to alert U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials and get them to raid the restaurant.

"I wish I was there because clearly this peace of shit need someone to punch him in his mouth!" First of all they wasn't talking to you!

"I love the way people are just throwing that world around lately!" You know where I'm getting!So please stop!

As the man begins to walk out of the establishment, he addresses the employee, saying something about "the CEO" before threatening to call immigration agents to the restaurant.

Speaking to the New York Daily News, the manager told the outlet that Schlossberg misread the situation, as a regular customer at the establishment was simply having a conversation with a Hispanic employee.

His primary complaint to the manager of the Fresh Kitchen appears to be that some employees speak Spanish to each other while preparing his lunch.

Actually, there's a whole part of America that only speaks Spanish, and a lot of those people live in NY now.

The manager of the Fresh Kitchen says he was upset by the remarks but refused to respond.

Serrano then gets into a yelling fight with the man, where he tells her to take a break from food and she tells him he should get hit by a auto.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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