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US closes Trump-era office for victims of immigrant crime

Posted On: Jun 20, 2021   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

SAN DIEGO - The Biden administration said Friday that it has dismantled a Trump-era government agency to help victims of crimes committed by immigrants, a move that symbolizes President Joe Biden's rejection of former President Donald Trump's repeated efforts to link immigrants to crime.
Trump created the the Victim Of Immigration Crime Engagement Office, known by its acronym VOICE, by executive order during his first week in office in January 2017.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it was replacing VOICE with "a more comprehensive and inclusive victim support system.”
VOICE will be replaced by The Victims Engagement and Services Line, which will combine longstanding existing services, such methods for people report abuse and mistreatment in immigration detention centers and a notification system for lawyers and others with a vested interests in immigration cases.
The agency will also add a service for potential recipients of visas designated for victims of human trafficking or violent...

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