Once again, keeping promises that he made on the campaign trail, Donald Trump voiced his concern over the families of victims of illegal alien crimes. He visited with them and brought attention to a cause worth fighting for. Now that he is in office, he is following through with his promise. In a memo released by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, they goal is to allow the families who fell victim to crimes by illegal aliens no longer feel “marginalized and without a voice.”
Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced the development of a new Immigration and Customs Enforcement office focused on helping victims of crimes committed by illegal aliens. The office will also assist family members of victims and is part of President Trump’s recent executive action to bolster enforcement of immigration laws already on the books. “This office [Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office] will facilitate the engagement with victims and their families to ensure questions and concerns regarding immigration enforcement efforts are addressed,” Spicer said, adding that the establishment of the office fulfills a campaign promise.
Further, Kelly immediately ordered the Director of ICE to “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.”