Victims of Illegal Immigration
After almost a decade of being ignored, American families are going to be getting some justice–and illegal immigrants will be paying for it. Earlier this week, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced the creation of the “Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office.”
The office will be part of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and is the brainchild of President Trump. The focus of VOICE will be on those who have been victims of crimes committed by illegal immigrants.
The memo from DHS Secretary, John Kelly, explains the purpose of the program. In part, the memo reads:
“Criminal aliens routinely victimize Americans and other legal residents. Often, these victims are not provided adequate information about the offender, the offender’s immigration status, or any enforcement action taken by ICE against the offender. Efforts by ICE to engage these victims have been hampered by prior Department of Homeland Security (DHS) policy extending certain Privacy Act protections to persons other than U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, leaving victims feeling marginalized and without a voice.”
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Kelly’s memo also commands the ICE Director to withdraw aid that is currently used to advocate for illegal immigrants and redirect those resources to VOICE.
“To that end, I direct the Director of lCE to immediately reallocate any and all resources that are currently used to advocate on behalf of illegal aliens to the new VOICE Office, and to immediately terminate the provision of such outreach or advocacy services to illegal aliens.”
The welfare and safety of law-abiding citizens will no longer be marginalized or ignored. Those who break the law will no longer benefit at the expense of their victims or taxpayers.