The website includes a widget that allows visitors to punch in their phone numbers and be transferred to the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) hotline, launched by the Trump administration to assist victims of crimes supposedly committed by undocumented immigrants, which has already been inundated with prank calls reporting extraterrestrial alien encounters.
The immigrant rights groups Mijente and Other98, who put together the ReportAnAlien.org website, don’t shy away from their objective. The title of the page says it all: “Jam ICE’s fascist hotline with prank calls about Alien Invaders!”
The website tells visitors to “engage the operator as long as possible and hold back the specific details of your criminal space alien until the bitter end.”
The Report An Alien website appears to use a similar design layout as the website for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and almost everything on the page links to the official federal website.
The site also includes an image with characters from comic books and TV shows to help visitors get creative with their fictional tales.
“Resistance comes in many forms, including a website about reporting outer space aliens,” Tania Unzueta, the legal and policy director for Mijente, told Fusion. “Whether it’s a wall or a hotline, the things Trump builds to attack our community will be torn down by people who see through his tactics.”
ICE did not immediately respond to Fusion’s request for comment.
Update, 5:35 PM: An ICE official said the “campaign to generate hoax calls is disrespectful to victims of crime and their families, and a waste of government resources.”