An anti-immigration group on Wednesday called on Americans to send their used underwear to undocumented immigrants and U.S. lawmakers, according to Think Progress.
On an Americans for Legal Immigration PAC message board, the group’s president, William Gheen, asked people to use their old underwear to send a message to leaders about immigration reform and border security.
“Obama and Boehner have proven once and for all that their talk of passing immigration reform amnesty, instead of enforcing America’s existing border and immigration laws, only brings more unwanted and destructive illegal immigration!” Gheen said. “Instead of using our tax money to buy illegals 42,000 pairs of new underwear, we would like to send the illegals and DC politicians a message by mailing them our used underwear, and some of our pairs are in really bad shape due to the bad economy and all of the jobs illegal immigrants are taking from Americans.”
This new effort in the part of ALIPAC comes in response to the Department of Homeland Security’s request for thousands of pairs of men’s underwear, among other supplies, to help accommodate the influx of undocumented immigrants in U.S. detention facilities.
In April, the Southern Poverty Law Center designated ALIPAC as a hate group.