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ICE is sick and tired of pranksters calling in space aliens on crime hotline

April 29, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
ICE is sick and tired of pranksters calling in space aliens on crime hotline

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President Trump’s administration is blasting pranksters who are blocking a new Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) hotline, meant for victims of crimes committed by immigrants in the U.S. illegally, to report contacts with space aliens.

On Wednesday, the ICE launched the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office (VOICE), which maintains the hotline for victims of crimes to contact for help and support. However, critics ridiculed the initiative on social media with the hashtag #AlienDay, urging others to call the VOICE number to report alien encounters.

According to Fox News, An ICE official familiar with the situation said that as a result of the bogus reports, the VOICE hotline has experienced significant delays. The official further noted that the campaign to create “hoax calls” is disrespectful to victims and families of real crimes — and is a waste of government funds, as employees working at the center are required to listen to reports.

the hotline has been inundated with prank calls regarding contact with Illegal space aliens

“Secretary Kelly made clear in his announcement that this line is dedicated for the use of victims seeking information and resources,” the ICE official said to Fox News. “There are more constructive ways to make one’s opinions heard than to prevent victims from receiving the information and resources they seek because lines are tied up by hoax callers.”

ICE is planning to adjust resources, if necessary, to guarantee that legitimate victims get the information and attention they need.

VOICE was launched in response to President Trump’s Executive Order called “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” on January 25th.

“All crime is terrible, but these victims are unique — and too often ignored,” Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said. “They are casualties of crimes that should never have taken place because people who victimized them often should not have been in the country in the first place.”

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