This almost certainly isn’t what he had in mind.
When President Donald Trump signed an executive order in January targeting what he called “criminal aliens,” he probably wasn’t thinking of extraterrestrials.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement unveiled its Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement office Wednesday, one of the results of Trump’s order ― and it includes a hotline for victims of “criminal aliens.”
Critics such as Rep. Norma Torres (D-Calif.) say the new office is part of the Trump administration’s effort “to perpetuate a stereotype that immigrants are dangerous and something to be feared.”
Others are taking their criticism a step further, turning it into a form of performance art by calling the 1-855-48-VOICE (6423) phone number to report space aliens.
Here’s some of what they had to say about it on Twitter:
Wouldn’t it be a shame if millions of people called this hotline to report their encounters with aliens of the UFO-variety. https://t.co/Cl048Gihnk
— Alexander McCoy (@AlexanderMcCoy4) April 26, 2017
If any of you need to report space aliens to our government, please call their hotline: 1-855-48-VOICE. Here are some of their Most Wanted: pic.twitter.com/nWnVYdDdpG
— Steven Santos (@stevensantos) April 27, 2017
that “Engagement” is what happens when you come up with an acronym before you come up with the actual name kids https://t.co/sl9nZSKmRJ
— Alisha Rai (@AlishaRai) April 26, 2017
Everyone call this hotline to complain about Milo. https://t.co/1VpId5nOtm
— Rose (@AZMAROBI) April 26, 2017
— Caitlin Wells (@wellscai) April 26, 2017
— Brendan Kavanagh (@moulinrouge2005) April 26, 2017