May 21, 2011

Immigration Madness: Store stops selling ‘illegal immigrant hunting permit' stickers

Store stops selling ‘illegal immigrant hunting permit' stickers: "A planned protest at a gas station decrying the sale of bumper stickers reading 'illegal immigrant hunting permit' has since become an event to honor the store owner for his swift action to remove them.

"I'm not in a business of offending my customers," said Bob Basil, owner of Citgo Auto Truck Plaza...

Immigration rights group Voces de la Frontera had planned to picket Basil's business at 2:15 p.m. today but has since changed the plan to present him with a civic business award.

Basil said that once he learned of the stickers, he immediately halted their sales and removed the sale rack. They were among a batch of bumper stickers he ordered during an April tradeshow in Madison and he began selling the merchandise last week.

The sticker came in a variety pack of about 100 different kinds. Basil said the sticker in question was not among the samples he saw at the tradeshow, adding the stickers have since been returned to the vendor."

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