Yesterday (Apr. 26, 2017), the Department of Homeland Security opened a new office, called Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office (VOICE), to “serve the needs of crime victims and their families who have been impacted by crimes committed by removable criminal aliens.”
— ICE (@ICEgov) April 26, 2017
The new endeavor was part of an executive order signed by President Donald Trump in January, and has been billed as a resource for those affected by immigrant crime in the United States.
Opponents of VOICE have condemned the office as a platform for demonizing immigrants.
The response from the majority of the internet has been one big “fuck you.”
Some of the callers are using the line to report cases of extraterrestrial contact and UFO sightings.
#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
IF YOU SEE ANY SUSPICIOUS KLINGONS, CARDASSIANS, ROMULANS, FARENGI, SAY SOMETHING
👽👽👽 Toll free hotline # is 1-855-48-VOICE (1-855-488-6423) https://t.co/rttxzsJhoB
— Skepacabra (@Skepacabra) April 27, 2017
Don't forget to call 1-855-48-VOICE & let them know if you've seen the illegal alien Sasquatch (aka Big Foot), on the 🇺🇸/🇨🇦 border ! pic.twitter.com/pAfOOR0ZqS
— Jordan 🏳️🌈 (@_Jordan_J_) April 27, 2017
RT: Call Trump's hateful hotline at 1-855-48-VOICE and keep telling him about "alien" crimes. Martians et al. Open 8am-8pm EST #AlienDay
— Katy Otto (@exfkaty) April 27, 2017
Just tried to call to report the theft of my tractor by space cadets — on hold for 8 minutes had to abandon, will call again!
— dpolar (@dpolar1) 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
In case you want to share your X-Files fan fiction with DHS…
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) April 27, 2017
I simply can't condone this immature stunt.
— Tinz (@TinzRules) April 27, 2017
Regarding the troll call-ins, a spokesperson told Buzzfeed News the following, “There are certainly more constructive ways to make one’s opinions heard than to prevent legitimate victims of crime from receiving the information and resources they seek because the lines are tied up by hoax callers.”