New Bergman Bill Assists Victims of Illegal Immigrant Crime
Washington, April 27, 2022
Today, Rep. Jack Bergman (MI-01) introduced the Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) Restoration Act, to re-establish the VOICE Office within the Department of Homeland Security. Bergman's legislation would reinstate this Office which the Biden Administration terminated, thereby ensuring victims have access to the partnerships, resources, and support they need.
The Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement Office was established via executive order under President Trump to provide assistance for victims of crimes committed by illegal aliens; such assistance included a hotline for victims’ questions, social services for referrals, and access to custody information and immigration or criminal history of the perpetrators. The VOICE Office ensured victims of crimes committed by illegal aliens were not overlooked or unheard.
Rep. Bergman stated: “With the Biden border crisis rapidly worsening, it's imperative we protect the rights of U.S. citizens victimized by illegal alien crime. Continued surges at the southern border take away our ability to know who is in our country, and it will result in more violent criminals making their way into our communities and more innocent Americans at risk. This Office is dedicated to supporting victims while also vigilantly reporting on the impact of the proliferating invasion at our southern border.”You can read the bill here.