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When a Deputy Mayor Compares Undocumented Immigrants to Raccoons

Racist quote on Facebook leads to town official's resignation

Credit: Jessica Gould

The deputy mayor in Mendham Township, N.J. resigned yesterday after he posted a screed on Facebook that referred to undocumented immigrants as "rabid, messy, mean raccoons." Matt Katz, a WNYC reporter covering refugees, immigration and security, talks about the tensions and the fallout in the wealthy suburb.

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