TRUMP SPEECH TO CONGRESS DETAILS A NEW GOVERNMENT OFFICE CALLED VOICE

US President Donald Trump Congressional Speech & New Government Office Program

Tags: #VOICE, #Immigration, #Politics
Categories: Crime, Culture, Media, Politics
Published: March 1, 2010
By: Chris Ross
QZ: Ana Campoy

VIDEO“An office to serve American victims”- DONALD TRUMP

US president Donald Trump is creating a new government office with the very specific purpose of serving American victims of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants. It will be called VOICE—Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement—and sit under the US Department of Homeland Security, Trump said during his first address to Congress.

It was among the most fleshed out of the policies outlined by Trump during his speech—in that it has a name and an acronym—but he didn’t offer many details.

“We are providing a voice to those who have been ignored by our media, and silenced by special interests,” he said, before introducing several of the guests he had brought to the chamber for the speech, family members of several victims of crimes perpetrated by immigrants.

VOICE is part of Trump’s broader focus on the negative aspects of immigration, from his references to bad “dudes” and “hombres” to his ordering the weekly release of a list of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants. He had already ordered the creation of a victims’ support office through an executive order on Jan. 25. A subsequent memo on the implementation of the order provides a bit more background on the rationale for the office and its assigned tasks.

Criminal aliens routinely victimize Americans and other legal residents. Often, these victims are not provided adequate information about the offender, the offender’s immigration status, or any enforcement action taken… leaving victims feeling marginalized and without a voice.

VOICE presumably will make sure these details are provided to victims. It will be funded, at least in part, with resources “currently used to advocate on behalf of illegal aliens,” per Homeland Security chief John Kelly, who wrote the memo. Another VOICE mandate: to provide reports “studying the effects of the victimization by criminal aliens.”

It’s unclear how many people will qualify for its services. Numerous studies show that immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than the native born population. The fact that crime rates have not mirrored the steep rise in the number of undocumented immigrants also suggests that criminals represent a small sliver of that population.

Jail statistics back up that conclusion. Although immigrants, whether in the country legally or illegally, make up more than 13% of the total population, they only represent 4.6% of the prison population, according to an American Immigration Council study of Census data.

HILLARY CLINTON’S RESPONSE TO TRUMP IGNITES INTERNET

Hillary Clinton Three-Word Tweet

By Author:  Chris Ross
On:  Thursday,  June 9, 2016 14:35:00
Tags:  #HillaryClinton,  #2016Election,  #3WordTweet

Shortly after President Barack Obama announced his endorsement of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump took to Twitter to slam the two Democratic leaders.

“Obama just endorsed Crooked Hillary. He wants four more years of Obama — but nobody else does!” Trump wrote shortly after Obama announced his endorsement of Clinton.

Within five minutes, Clinton’s campaign responded with a popular Twitter meme.

Though many observers hat-tipped the Clinton campaign’s snarky response, others noted that it may unintentionally evoke Clinton’s decision while serving as secretary of state to delete thousands of emails on her private server that she deemed personal in nature.

Anthony De Rosa TwitterAnthony De Rosa

@Anthony

Maybe not the best strategy for Hillary to tell people to delete things.

Whichever intern just sent this doesn’t get its not smart for you to talk about deleting anything cc @FBI//twitter.com/hillaryclinton/status/740973710593654784 

Indeed, Trump adopted this line of attack when he responded to Clinton’s tweet on Thursday afternoon.

How long did it take your staff of 823 people to think that up–and where are your 33,000 emails that you deleted? https://twitter.com/hillaryclinton/status/740973710593654784 

After staying neutral throughout the Democratic primary, Obama announced his endorsement of Clinton in a three-minute video on Thursday.

“I know how hard this job can be. That’s why I know Hillary will be so good at it. I don’t think anyone has been more qualified for this office,” Obama said.

He added: “I want those of you who’ve been with me from the beginning of this incredible journey to know that I’m with her.”

For the first time this election season, Obama is set to hit the campaign trail with Clinton in Wisconsin next week.

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