Outrage over ‘Illegal Immigrant Hunting Permit’ Bumper Sticker in Colorado

Huffington Post, February 9, 2013

People in Colorado are outraged over an anti-immigrant bumper sticker with a violent message, NBC affiliate 9 News reports.

Intended as a joke for people who find the idea of killing immigrants funny, the sticker reads “illegal immigrant hunting permit” over a map of the continental United States. “No bag limit—tagging not required,” the sticker says.

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It wasn’t the first time the image had sparked an uproar. In October 2011, an online retailer in the San Francisco Bay area called CafePress stopped selling a t-shirt with the same “illegal immigrant hunting permit” image after getting complaints.

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Blog Latino Rebels slammed the sticker, calling it racist and calling its anti-immigrant message offensive to Hispanics.

The sticker incident recalled a similar episode in which a Mexican restaurant in Columbia, South Carolina, owned by woman named Leanne Snelgrove drew national attention for selling t-shirts reading “how to catch an illegal immigrant,” with an image of a box over a taco being used as bait.

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