Since taking office in early January, President Donald Trump has done nothing but instill fear in the undocumented community. And with the introduction of Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) – a new Department of Homeland Security agency – the Trump Administration has once again tried to scapegoat this group and made it even harder for them to live peacefully as deportations ramp up. Additionally, because VOICE includes a hotline – where people can call in and report how they’ve been victimized by undocumented immigrants – many argue that this invites individuals to racially profile people of color.
The launch of VOICE coincided with #AlienDay – a day honoring James Cameron’s 1986 Aliens . And as soon as the internet realized, the hotline became inundated with complaints about Superman, ET, and other “illegal aliens,” BuzzFeed reports. Those who participated either saw a way to stick it to the agency – staffed by
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