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Trump’s VOICE against Sanctuary Cities

Article subtitle: 
A registry of illegal-immigrant crime will bring home the need to rein in sanctuary cities
Article author: 
John Fonte
Article publisher: 
National Review
Article date: 
March 11, 2017
Article category: 
National News
Medium
Article Body: 

... The “Office for Victims of Crimes Committed by Removable Aliens,” now called “Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE),” was created by an executive order on immigration enforcement on January 25 and enhanced in a memorandum by DHS secretary John Kelly on February 20. VOICE is a very appropriate name for this office. For years American families victimized by illegal aliens have been ignored. Because of the misuse of “privacy” rules and indifference, they have been unable to find out whether the criminals who attacked their family members were in the country legally or illegally, or even whether the aliens were incarcerated, deported, or set free.

... Funds for VOICE would be reallocated from “resources that are currently used to advocate on behalf of illegal aliens,” an Obama initiative, which would be “immediately” terminated. Thus, no major new bureaucracy would be created.

It is to Donald Trump’s credit that he has done what no other presidential candidate, or major American political figure, has ever done, by championing these unfashionable and (for many) inconvenient victims of illegal-immigrant crime (inconvenient because they muddy the dominant media narrative)...

Let us be clear, “sanctuary” cities/counties/states are at the center of the problem...

The creation of VOICE is the opening round of a long-overdue declaration of (political) war on the sanctuary cities, counties, and states that protect criminal aliens and then release them into the general population...