The White House announced a new hotline to help victims or witnesses report crimes committed by undocumented immigrants.
You know, because 911 wasn’t enough. Well, unless if your goal was to foster racism and xenophobia. After all, studies have shown that illegal immigrants are far less likely to commit crimes than native-born Americans (other than the crime of being an illegal alien).
The internet to the rescue! The following tweet went out: “Wouldn’t it be a shame if millions of people called this hotline to report their encounters with aliens of the UFO-variety.” And just like that, the phone line was overwhelmed by people reporting crimes committed by martians and other little green men from outer space. Even Superman was reported for being an undocumented immigrant.
But then it got even funnier. Someone reported an illegal alien (orange colored and wearing a bathrobe) who was impersonating the US president. Another reported being victimized by first lady Melania Trump.
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