Dennis Benzan is the vice mayor of the Massachusetts city of Cambridge.
He was born in Cambridge, but much of his family is from the Dominican Republic.
In recent weeks he, and a number of other members of Boston's Dominican community, including Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Junot Diaz, have been called traitors against their country.
That's because they've criticized the Dominican Republic's citizenship policies toward people of Haitian descent. Some constituents have vowed to oppose Benzan in the coming elections because of his position.