President Trump proclaims April 2-April 8, 2017 'National Crime Victims' Rights Week'
WASHINGTON--The White House announced on Monday a proclamation by President Donald J. Trump naming April 2 through April 8, 2017 as 'National Crime Victims' Rights Week.'
President Trump states in the announcement a renewed "commitment to protecting all victims of crime, vindicating their rights, alleviating their burdens, and preventing future crime." President Trump adds, "For too long, communities across this Nation have suffered from murder rates that are far too high. Gang-related shootings plague our major cities, while violence continues to afflict towns both small and large."
Included in the statement is the administration's creation of The Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) office within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). President Trump states VOICE will "work to serve the victims of open borders policies ?? which will no longer form the basis of our immigration system. These victims will not be ignored by the media or silenced by special interests any longer."
VOICE was first named in President Trump's Executive Order on Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States. In Section 13 of the order, VOICE is expected to "provide proactive, timely, adequate, and professional services to victims of crimes committed by removable aliens and the family members of such victims." The office will issue quarterly reports studying the effects of victimization by "criminal aliens" in the United States.