President Donald Trump declared this past week to be National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in an effort to bring awareness to the negative – sometimes fatal – impact crime has in our communities. I am pleased that this Administration is bringing attention to the victims of crime, along with taking proactive steps to prevent such crimes.
The government’s failure to secure our border and deport criminal aliens has a direct impact on the safety of Americans. National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is an opportunity to highlight what happens when our immigration laws are not enforced. For the sake of these victims and their family members, it is crucial that we secure our border, deport criminal aliens and assist the victims of crimes.
I support President Trump in his efforts to achieve these goals, and specifically applaud him for establishing a special office to assist victims of crimes committed by illegal aliens. The Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) will help those harmed by criminal aliens and demonstrates that failed immigration enforcement is not a victimless crime.
True to the office’s name, these individuals will finally have a “voice” with which to tell their stories. There are many who, in the name of political correctness, seek to silence these victims. But there is too much at stake in our great nation for that to let them succeed.
It is my hope that more legislators, from both sides of the aisle, will also support victims of crimes committed by criminal aliens and accurately diagnose the root of the problem, which is failed immigration enforcement. We should all be thankful that we have a President willing to stand up for all Americans.
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