Asian Americans living in the Gandhi Park area in Irving, Texas, have received a hate-filled letter threatening them to “leave the country without further delay.” An image of the letter was posted in the Facebook group ‘Irving Desis.’
“American citizens in the IT industry and other professional fields have lost their jobs to many Indians and Chinese,” the letter said. “We asked you to leave the country without further delay. We will have no choice but to shoot mercilessly at work place, in community, pool or playground.”
An accompanying post confirmed that at least three people had received the letter. The post included an update from the Irving Police Department as well. “A number of our Muslim community members received the same letter,” the post said, quoting the Irving Police chief.
Meanwhile, the Irving Police Department, in a Facebook post said: “The Irving Police Department has been made aware of a letter received by a member of the community. Right now this is an isolated incident. If you have received a letter let us know. We take harassment and hate crime extremely seriously. An investigator has been assigned to this case,” the post said. The police department has urged residents with any information regarding the letter to contact Investigator Cunningham at firstname.lastname@example.org.