(CNSNews.com) – President Donald Trump announced Tuesday night that he has created an office to serve U.S. citizens who are the “victims of immigration crime.”
The VOICE office, which stands for the Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement, will provide a voice to those who are victimized by criminal aliens, he told the joint session of Congress.
“We must support the victims of crime. 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,” Trump said.
Trump pointed to four Americans in the audience whose loved ones were targeted by criminal aliens.
“Their names are Jamiel Shaw, Susan Oliver, Jenna Oliver, and Jessica Davis. Jamiel's 17-year-old son was viciously murdered by an illegal immigrant gang member, who had just been released from prison. Jamiel Shaw Jr. was an incredible young man, with unlimited potential who was getting ready to go to college where he would have excelled as a great college quarterback, but he never got the chance. His father, who is in the audience tonight, has become a very good friend of mine,” Trump said.
“Also with us are Susan Oliver and Jessica Davis. Their husbands – Deputy Sheriff Danny Oliver and Detective Michael Davis – were slain in the line of duty in California. They were pillars of their community. These brave men were viciously gunned down by an illegal immigrant with a criminal record and two prior deportations, should have never been in our country,” he said.
“Sitting with Susan is her daughter, Jenna. Jenna, I want you to know that your father was a hero, and that tonight, you have the love of an entire country supporting you and praying for you,” the president said.
“To Jamiel, Jenna, Susan and Jessica: I want you to know – we will never stop fighting for justice. Your loved ones will never, ever be forgotten. We will always honor their memory,” he said.
As CNSNews.com previously reported, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly issued an immigration memo last week, which creates a “liaison between ICE and the known victims of crimes committed by removable aliens.”
“Often, these victims are not provided adequate information about the offender, the offender's immigration status, or any enforcement action taken by ICE against the offender. Efforts by ICE to engage these victims have been hampered by prior Department of Homeland Security (DHS) policy extending certain Privacy Act protections to persons other than U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, leaving victims feeling marginalized and without a voice,” the memo stated.