Earlier this month, flyers with xenophobic messages targeting the two Asian-American school board candidates had reached the mailboxes of several New Jersey residents. The xenophobic flyers had created uproar among the community members in the city.
The residents had received anonymous letters in their mail. The said letters sought deportation of both Patel and Shi and said that Chinese and Indian are taking over the town.
The flyers had mugshots of both Patel and Shi with the word "deport" stamped over them. The flyers also had the slogan "Make Edison Great Again".
The New Jersey City of Edison, is considered as part of the New York City metropolitan area and has a sizable population of Indian-Americans.
(With Inputs from PTI)
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