ALIPAC prez to conduct interviews in "Illegal Alien" costume

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Would you take a guy wearing this costume seriously?
Yesterday, we told you that Target had pulled a Halloween costume from its website. The costume was called "Illegal Alien" and featured a space alien holding a green card and wearing prison clothes.

After being posted on Digg, that post generated a fervent response in the comments--more than 43 in 24 hours on a usually sleepy Saturday. It also had 300 373 410 Diggs and 155 199 comments on the popular news aggregator.

Now, anti-immigration organizations are using the costume as a rallying cry and encouraging supporters to wear it this Halloween. And the president of anti-immigrant group ALIPAC will be conducting interviews next week while wearing the costume, according to a press release issued Sunday afternoon.

Americans for Legal Immigration PAC's President William Gheen is offering to conduct interviews next week, while wearing the controversial illegal alien costume recently banned by Target at the request of a few pro-illegal immigrant groups.

"The illegal alien supporting groups in America are attacking free speech once again," said Gheen. "These are the same types of people that are trying to ban Lou Dobbs and Glenn Beck from television. They want to control what people can see, hear, say, or even wear for Halloween in pursuit of their open borders agenda."

Gheen has ordered his costume through Amazon.com and is encouraging others to do the same to help protect the businesses that created and still distribute the costume.

Who is William Gheen? We think our Phoenix sister paper described him best as a "nativist hatemonger." If you get one of these interviews on video, please send it to us. The image of this guy talking seriously in that stupid alien mask is just too precious to resist.

FULL ALIPAC RELEASE AND FULL-BODY PHOTO OF THE COSTUME ON PAGE 2

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