NY lawyer who threatened to call ICE on Spanish speakers kicked out of office space
A New York City lawyer who went on a rant targeting Spanish-speaking restaurant workers is reportedly being kicked out of his office space.
The New York Post reported Thursday that Corporate Suites, the company that operates the business center in which attorney Aaron Schlossberg leases office space, has terminated its agreement with him.
“His actions are just not consistent with our community and rules and regulations,” the company’s president, Hayim Grant, told the Post. “It’s totally contrary to everything we believe in as a company and personally.”
A BuzzFeed News reporter confirmed that Corporate Suites has ended its agreement with Schlossberg.
Hayim Grant, the president of Corporate Suites, tells BuzzFeed News the company has terminated its agreement with attorney Aaron Schlossberg, who used the company’s work space on Madison Ave as an office.
— Mary Ann Georgantopoulos (@marygeorgant) May 17, 2018
Schlossberg came under fire after a video of him lashing out at Spanish-speaking employees in a midtown Manhattan restaurant went viral.
In the video, Schlossberg suggests that the employees are likely undocumented immigrants, and threatens to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to report them.
“My guess is they’re not documented,” Schlossberg said to one employee. “So my next call is to ICE to have each one of them kicked out of my country.”
The video sparked a wave of outrage online, prompting one activist to start a GoFundMe page seeking to troll the attorney. According to the page, the campaign’s goal was to raise money to send a mariachi band and taco truck to Schlossberg’s office.
A petition filed on Change.org calls for the attorney to be disbarred. That petition has gotten more than 10,000 signatures, so far.