Aaron Schlossberg was asked by reporters about him threatening to call ICE on people speaking Spanish in a restaurant.
He apparently called the police when they tried to talk to him.
New York City has been united in its condemnation of Schlossberg.
Aaron Schlossberg apparently called the police when reporters asked him about remarks that went viral in a video earlier this week, where he threatened to call U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after seeing two people speak Spanish in a restaurant.
“I’m being accosted by reporters… They’re yelling, they’re claiming things that aren’t true,” Schlossberg said on the phone in a video captured by the New York Daily News. “They’re grabbing my personal items. … Defaming me. I can’t even move, because they’re blocking me.”
The attorney went viral on Facebook after Edward Suazo posted a video of him insulting the staff of Fresh Kitchen in midtown Manhattan. He said they should have been speaking English because “This is America.”
“My guess is they’re undocumented, so my next call is to ICE to have each one of them taken out of my country,” he told the restaurant manager. “If they have the balls to come here and live off my money — I pay for their welfare. I pay for their ability to be here.”
Building security for Schlossberg’s law office told the Daily News they’d bar him from entering the Madison Avenue building, but Schlossberg denied the claim. A representative for the property didn’t immediately respond to INSIDER’s request for comment.
Over the past day, New York has been united in its denunciation of Schlossberg’s comments.
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Source:: Business Insider