WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US victims of crimes committed by undocumented migrants will receive dedicated support services, the Trump administration said Wednesday as it spotlights their suffering to press a sweeping immigration crackdown.Meeting President Donald Trump’s order for more support to individuals and families hurt by crimes carried out by immigrants living illegally in the United States, the Department of Homeland Security has launched the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) office.
VOICE will help victims follow the status of the alleged perpetrator, which can be unclear as justice and immigration authorities often process the cases differently from those of citizen criminals.
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VOICE will also provide direction on obtaining legal and other services.
“We are giving people who are victimised by illegal aliens for the first time a voice of their own,” said Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly.
“All crime is terrible, but these victims as represented here are
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