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'Alien' Fans Troll Trump Anti-Immigrant Hotline Ahead Of Prequel Opening

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'Alien' Fans Troll Trump Anti-Immigrant Hotline Ahead Of Prequel Opening

In space, nobody can hear you troll.

Down on Earth, however, Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) users and prank callers are trolling President Donald Trump’s new anti-immigrant hotline, where people can supposedly call in incidences of crimes committed by illegal aliens.

The timing could not have been better. Ridley Scott’s new movie in the “Aliens” franchise opens on May 19, and April 26 was considered “Alien Day” because the planet on which Sigourney Weaver’s powerhouse Ellen Ripley character sets down was named “LV-426.”

By stunning coincidence, Wednesday was also the day that the administration set up the “Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement” (VOICE) Office, in accordance with President Trump’s executive order in January.

The office, folded within the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, aims to “assist victims of crimes committed by criminal aliens,” according to the Department of Homeland Security.

But pranksters are calling the line to report extraterrestrial sightings. Activists used social media to encourage people to report criminal aliens using the hash tag #AlienDay.

"Trump's 'VOICE' Hotline set up for people to report on crime from illegal aliens was reportedly overloaded with calls about space aliens,” said a tweet by Foreign Policy journal’s Robbie Gramer.

Alex McCoy, 28, encouraged others online to call the hotline and report encounters with extraterrestrial beings.

"I thought this was a chance to push back on how Trump has demonized the immigrant community. [The idea] really took off," he told NBC News.

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