Meredith Woerner writes on io9.com:
Immigrant rights activists are asking all Halloween retailers to stop supplying this controversial illegal alien costume — but the drama only seems to be improving their hype.
This adult Halloween costume shows an alien in a prison suit, holding a green card. Get it???!!!! The second illegal alien hat has a dark mustache and baseball cap over space alien features. And you can tell our space friends are pissed.
The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles explained that it had been receiving many complaints about the costume:
Jorge-Mario Cabrera, the director of communications for CHIRLA, said he initially thought the costume was a stab at harmless satire. But when he saw the Green Card, he realized it was an swipe at illegal immigrants.
Even though the costumes have been pulled from Target, the “drama” might be increasing the outfits attention. A Halloween costume supplier Ricky’s in NY commented that the costume was doing pretty well and they had to order additional shipments. And William Gheen the president of Americans for Legal Immigration, even intends to purchase the costume and called the critics hyper-sensitive.
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