7-Eleven clerk questions customer's immigration status

- Cell phone video shows a clerk at a Town 'n' Country 7-Eleven screaming at a customer and asking about the man's immigration status while the customer tried to buy a pack of cigarettes.

The customer's lawyer, Jorge Lorenzo, tells FOX 13 his client Yasmany Rodriguez Hernandez used the Spanish word for 'green' to ask the clerk for a specific pack of cigarettes. That's when Lorenzo says the clerk demanded Hernandez speak English.
The clerk is heard saying, "Are you here legally? Do you have papers? Do you have papers?"
"The implication that's so ugly. The implication is that it's ok to treat someone like that individual treated him if they don't have papers. That doesn't make them less human," said Lorenzo.
Lorenzo says 7-Eleven has not apologized to Hernandez.
In a statement, a spokesman for the company wrote, "Every customer is important. The statements made by the sales associate were inappropriate and offensive. We are investigating the matter and will ensure it is handled appropriately."
It is unclear if the clerk in the video remains employed with 7-Eleven.
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