Posted on February 12, 2013

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.


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.


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.