Illegal Immigrants

Hispanic woman claims co-workers used Trump images to harass

This undated photo provided by attorney Paige Fiedler shows Alexandra Avila, of Columbus Junction, Iowa. Avila has filed a lawsuit that alleges her co-workers at the Coralville, Iowa office of Sedgwick Claims Management Services repeatedly used the image of Donald Trump to harass her after she objected to Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants. (Alexandra Avila/Paige Fiedler via AP)

This undated photo provided by attorney Paige Fiedler shows Alexandra Avila, of Columbus Junction, Iowa. Avila has filed a lawsuit that alleges her co-workers at the Coralville, Iowa office of Sedgwick Claims Management Services repeatedly used the image of Donald Trump to harass her after she objected to Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants. (Alexandra Avila/Paige Fiedler via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A Hispanic woman says her co-workers viciously taunted her after learning she was upset with Donald Trump's depiction of Mexican immigrants as criminals.

Alexandra Avila alleges in a lawsuit that her co-workers at Sedgwick Claims Management Services began calling her an "illegal immigrant" even though she's a U.S. citizen. She says they put a picture of an angry-looking Trump as her computer's screensaver, signed her up for his campaign and sent her several racist memes. One read: "How's Mr. Donald Trump going to deport all these illegal's? Juan by Juan."

Trump's rhetoric about Mexican immigrants has contributed to racial tensions for months. High school students have chanted "Build a wall" at sporting events to taunt Latino opponents.

Avila's lawsuit alleges that such heckling occurred at a white-collar workplace in Iowa.