BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – The Biden administration has dismantled and replaced a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office created during the Trump presidency to help victims of crimes committed by immigrants in a further break with his predecessor’s border policies.
Trump launched VOICE (Victim Of Immigration Crime Engagement Office) in an executive order during his first week in office in 2017.
VOICE “was created to acknowledge and serve the needs of crime victims and their families who have been affected by crimes committed by individuals under the investigative jurisdiction of ICE,” the Department of Homeland Security says on its website.
“Nobody likes a tattle tale,” President Biden began. “I don’t want people who snuck into this country illegally, confronting a new obstacle, American snitches. If a U.S. citizen gets beaten up and/or robbed by an illegal immigrant, how does whining about it to law enforcement help? These victims should tend to their wounds, and/or perhaps get a second job to replace what was stolen from them. But squealing on the immigrant is unacceptable in my view. That’s why while I was VP from 2008 to 2016, I did everything I could to get rid of Federal Witness Protection Program, because I wanted those tattle tales to be confronted by the people they testified against, so those blabber mouths could get exactly what they had coming to them.”