The term “alien” is used in legal contexts to denote those present in the United States who aren’t citizens. But some callers are using a new hotline launched on Wednesday for victims of crimes committed by aliens to report that they’ve been victimized by extraterrestrials.
On Wednesday, the Trump administration launched the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office. The office, which was originally announced in a January executive order on immigration, intends to “assist victims of crimes committed by criminal aliens,” according to the Department of Homeland Security.
“All crime is terrible, but these victims are unique—and too often ignored,” said DHS Secretary John Kelly in announcing the office. “They are casualties of crimes that should never have taken place—because the people who victimized them often times should not have been in the county in the first place.”
The office, housed within Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also established a hotline for “victims to receive public information,” an ICE official said. But since its introduction, as BuzzFeed’s Brianna Sacks reported, the hotline received calls about space alien contact, UFO sitings, and, for the Harry Potter fanatics, muggle-borns.
#AlienDay Please call and report your UFO sightings and green aliens from outer space to Trumps new alien activity hotline: 1-855-48-VOICE— Kyle Lacio (@KyleLacio) April 27, 2017
1-855-48-VOICE to report all your encounters w/ illegal martians, rude Sasquatch, unleashed Texas Blue Hounds, Springheel Jack. Goblin army.— Kathleen Dennis (@chelseabmw) April 27, 2017
The truth IS out there! If you've been probed by illegal extraterrestrial aliens, call 1-855-48-VOICE & let them know. pic.twitter.com/PEXbJL9XUG— Jordan (@_Jordan_J_) April 27, 2017
ICE is not amused. “Their actions seek to obstruct and do harm to crime victims; that's objectively despicable regardless of one's views on immigration policy,” said an ICE official.