‘THIS IS AMERICA! SPEAK ENGLISH!’ Video of man condemning restaurant workers for speaking Spanish goes viral

New York, N.Y. (The Hill) — A man lashed out at customers and employees at a New York restaurant on Wednesday for speaking Spanish, threatening to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Video posted to Facebook captured the incident at a Fresh Kitchen in Manhattan.

Edward Suazo, who posted the video, wrote that the man started calling his wife and her best friend names after they began speaking Spanish with an employee at the restaurant.
“Your staff is speaking Spanish to customers when they should be speaking English,” the man says, pointing toward an employee.

“Every person I listen to — he spoke it, he spoke it, she’s speaking it. This is America!” he says.

“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,” he continued. “If they have the balls to come here and live off of my money — I pay for their welfare, I pay for their ability to be here — the least they can do is speak English.”

The video shows a woman attempting to confront the man before he leaves, to which he turned around and said: “Honey, I’m calling ICE.”

The man then stormed out.

According to CNN, the man is a lawyer in midtown New York City. The law firm did not return CNN’s request for comment.

speakenglish

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s