Lawyer berates restaurant workers for speaking Spanish - then the internet takes over

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"Any leftover money will be used to send a delicious Taco Truck lunch to the staff and a copy of all federal and state statutes mentioning undocumented immigrants do not qualify for welfare".

A Jewish attorney in New York City came under fire on Thursday after video showing the lawyer berate two Spanish-speaking individuals inside a Manhattan restaurant went viral. A representative for the property didn't immediately respond to INSIDER's request for comment.

In the letter, Rep. Espaillat said, "We are filing this formal grievance to the State Grievance Committee because to affirm that such misconduct and behavior will not, and must never be tolerated".

Social media lit up with calls for Schlossberg to be disbarred after the video of his outburst went viral Wednesday.

"Your staff are speaking Spanish to customers when they should be speaking English", he tells one employee.

"My guess is they are not documented so my next call is to ICE to ask each of them to get out of my country", he says, referring to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Other customers can be heard coming to the aid of those being verbally attacked. "And then to add insult to injury he threatens to harass these people and that he will call ICE".

By Wednesday afternoon, the video had been viewed almost 2 million times on Facebook and reposted across social media by people eager to identify the ranting customer.

Law&Crime reached out to Schlossberg for comment.

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And if Schlossberg wanted to speak the city's indigenous language, Perlin said, it wouldn't be English.

"We are requesting the band to sing the famous, endearing, and warm Spanish children song, 'La Cucaracha, ' the cockroach", campaign creator Mark Goldberg, of NY, said on the page. The commission investigates claims of harassment and discrimination, including such episodes in public places. Violators could face a fine of up to $250,000, per the NYCCHR.

Before he walked away, he also suggested that one of the Hispanic employees lose weight.

Willie Morris, a 34-year-old consultant and adviser for tech companies, said he recognized Schlossberg from an encounter on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue in October 2016.

King said seven of the man's former classmates contacted him.

In the clip the angry man can be heard threatening to call USA immigration on the group of Spanish speakers.

"Honey, I'm calling ICE!" he said to one of the workers.

The rant drew heavy criticism for Schlossberg as well as his business, the Law Office of Aaron M. Schlossberg, which has been flooded with one-star reviews on Yelp, USA Today reported.

The website for Schlossberg's practice says members of his firm speak several languages, including Spanish and French. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master's degree from Northwestern University and bachelor's from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.