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New DHS Office Gives 'VOICE' to Victims of Illegal Immigrant Crimes

Homeland Security Sec. Kelly: Jail Is 'Best Place' To Pick Up Illegal Criminals Homeland Security formally opening immigrant crime office
Tobias Pedroso | 28 Abril, 2017, 01:43

But one Twitter user made a decision to take a stand against the hotline, which he considers "absurd", after noticing that it was introduced on Alien Day - an annual promotional event dedicated to the Alien movie franchise starring Sigourney Weaver.

He said at the launch of VOICE on Wednesday that the victims were "unique, and too often ignored".

Kelly focused his brief remarks on immigrant criminals in the country illegally, saying they never should have been in the United States and able to carry out crimes.

The office will also cover cover victims of any crime with an immigration nexus, officials said.

Immigration advocates have criticized the creation of the office, which they said will further criminalize immigrant communities in this country. "They deserve a voice", said Kelly.

The people of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement were not pleased, however, with this creative show of activism. The American Immigration Council studied the census numbers from 1980 to 2010, and found that among men ages 18 to 49, immigrants were one-half to one-fifth as likely to be incarcerated as those born in the United States.

Lapan said it was impossible to place a figure on how many people were eligible to take advantage of VOICE.

"There's nothing but goodness in what we're doing today in establishing this office, as it's an outreach to victims of these crimes", Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly (pictured below) announced Wednesday. It will be staffed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees.

Of those arrested by ICE during the enforcement action, which was conducted from April 18-21, 57 had criminal records that included felony convictions for serious or violent offenses, such as lewd & lascivious behavior, sexual battery, child sex crimes, sex offenses, aggravated assault with deadly weapon, weapons charges and drug violations. "How do you create the hatred that he has been spreading in order to then say 'and this is why we need to detain, deport, racially profile anyone that doesn't look like him and make it OK'". "This is not what the office will end up looking like. This may look different in a year, this may look different in two years, but this is a first step".

Homeland Security chief John Kelly is vowing to continue the controversial practice or arresting criminal illegal immigrants at courthouses and in "neighborhoods" - because sanctuary city restrictions prevent their apprehension in jail, Defense One reports. And after months of casting individuals and families of those killed or harmed by "bad hombres" as victims who are forgotten like no other, as well as trotting them out at speeches and rallies, what's another 30 minutes?

"I hope that by members of the public joining me and continuing to call this tip line to point out the absurdity and the un-American message that it sends, that we will get him to shut down the voice office and stop this discriminatory campaign".