“I have ordered the Department of Homeland Security to create an office to serve American Victims. The office is called VOICE – Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement. We are providing a voice to those who have been ignored by our media, and silenced by special interests.”
This past Wednesday President Trump gave his first address towards Joint Session of Congress. During his address he touched on Undocumented immigrants calling for a new department called VOICE (Victims of Immigration Crime engagement) to help serve American citizens. The creation of VOICE falls under his executive order signed last month. Trump brought in three guests whose family members were killed by undocumented immigrants to exploit their family members in order to garner support.
With the establishment of VOICE it will be determined to monitor undocumented crimes yet the name itself does not say undocumented so the possibility that legal immigrants will be monitored is very high. With the creation of this new office it just looks like another attempt to skew public opinion into the belief that immigrants are committing higher rates of crime than their fellow Americans. This also pressures Sanctuary cities to start seeking more undocumented immigrants.
Trump’s new VOICE office (Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement) is an attempt to justify racism, bigotry, hatred and fear of immigrants.
— I Got This (@UsuallyWrong) March 1, 2017
The perception that undocumented immigrants are committing more crimes then Americans is absolutely wrong. In fact according to the Migration Policy Institute the incarceration rate of the U.S. born (3.51 percent) was four times the rate of the foreign born (0.86 percent). The foreign-born rate was half the 1.71 percent rate for non-Hispanic
white natives, and 13 times less than the 11.6 percent incarceration rate for native black men. In other words Americans should be more scared of themselves then of undocumented immigrants.
President Trump’s executive order requires for weekly reports of undocumented immigrants which will serve as more propaganda to continue the hateful mentality of Us against Them. Its beginning to look a lot like Nazi Germany. Under Nazi rule newspapers published crimes committed by the Jewish people to perpetuate the idea that Jews were not ideal members of German society. This is exactly why VOICE is controversial and wrong , it all seems like a big scheme to keep continuing negative rhetoric against undocumented immigrants.
— Brian Kibler (@bmkibler) January 26, 2017
Undocumented immigrants are here for a better life and are here to achieve the American Dream thats why the their crime rate is lower. Instead of establishing VOICE why don’t you call for Americans to stop committing crimes against each other President Trump? We need a new department called Victims of American crime engagement.