Trump’s newly unveiled anti-immigrant hotline bombarded with reports of space aliens

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    http://www.salon.com/2017/04/26/tru...tline-bombarded-with-reports-of-space-aliens/

    Following President Trump’s executive order in January, the Department of Homeland Security rolled out a new office to help protect the victims of crime from illegal immigrants on Wednesday. In the latest of Trump’s methods to continue to crackdown on illegal immigration in the U.S., the White House also launched a new hotline in which victims or witnesses could easily report criminal incidents. But organized online under the #AlienDay hashtag, immigrants’ rights activists claimed to have quickly overwhelmed Trump’s hotline with complaints of crimes committed by space aliens.

    Surrounded by the families of victims of crime committed by undocumented immigrants, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly announced the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement office, also known as VOICE.

    “All crime is terrible, but these victims as represented here are unique — and too often ignored,” Kelly said. “They are casualties of crimes that should never have taken place — because the people who victimized them often times should never have been in the country,” CNN reported:

    The office will also cover cover victims of any crime with an immigration nexus, officials said. That would cover any potentially removable individual, which include legal permanent residents and visa holders who commit crimes.
    The executive order, signed in January, also called for the office to issue reports once a quarter “studying the effects of the victimization by criminal aliens present in the United States.”
     
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    I hope the people who prank the hotline can be prosecuted.
     
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    We already have a system in place to report crimes, you may have heard of it, 911.
     
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    I have heard of it. Prancing 911 is a crime as well.
     
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    Do they have a hotline for people who have been violated by having an incompetent leader?
     
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    As it should, the story is still funny.
     
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    Proof that an actual sense of humour (something I had much doubted) exists Stateside.
     
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    Dial 1-800-555-PRSI
     
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    911 is where you report emergencies, not crime.
     
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    Actually the story is not funny in the slightest. It's a hotline intended for people to report federal crimes, not some prank line you can use and abuse.

    Seems to reflect more on the pranksters than anything else. Maybe they'll feel differently if somebody they know gets killed, raped, or caught up in a drug trade related to illegal border crossings.
     
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    You would think president Troll would have seen this coming...
     
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    Wrong, 911 is where you can report both. Now if you're talking about past crimes, there are more then a number of numbers to call to report them depending on the crime.
     
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    911 is where you report an emergency.
    Often it's a crime being committed or that it just happened, but that's not the primary function of 911, which is taking calls for dispatch. You report the crime to the cops, either at the station or when they show up.
     
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    It's a number to report something via profiling. And yes there still is an aspect about the story that is funny, which is subjective.
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    A crime can be an emergency but it doesn't have to be and a emergency doesn't have to be a crime. Like I said, there are a number of ways in place of reporting a crime outside of 911, including the crimes covered by Trump's hotline.`
     
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    For what?
     
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    Lying to the federal government.
     
  17. mudslag thread starter macrumors regular

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    So what should happen to Trump for lying to the American people?
     
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    Since when is that a crime? Who is under oath?

    This isn't the same thing as misusing emergency lines (911) which definitely is a crime.
     
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    You don't need to be under oath. Lying to the federal government is a crime, even when not under oath.
     
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    Source for the claim that calling into a federal hotline with not useful information is a crime.

    Statute please.
     
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    None of those have any specific wording to volunteering false information, and only read as being applicable when the government is actively involved in questioning you. Nothing in any of those links refers to the question at hand, calling into a government line and volunteering information.
     
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    Yeah go tell them that you kidnapped a child while it's not true, and see if the fact that you volunteered the info makes things better.
     
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    Tell who?

    All I'm getting at here is you're throwing out examples, like the one quoted, that read as if you're submitting a false claim to 911, not this shitstick new hotline. They're not the same.
     
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    Who do you think the courts will come down harder on, someone who makes a false claim about a kidnapping or someone who calls in about space aliens? Here's a hint, it won't be the latter of the two.
     

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