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Grief fuels California father's fight to end illegal immigrationPeople Are Reporting Criminal (Space) Aliens To New ICE HotlineLawmakers Say Trump's Immigration Orders Stop Non-Natives From Reporting CrimeLawmakers Concerned Trump Immigration Orders Endanger Protections for Sex Crime, Domestic Violence VictimsLawmakers worry Trump immigration orders weaken protections for sex crime, domestic violence victimsCallers Overload ICE's Undocumented Immigrant Hotline With Calls About Space AliensABC Slams Sessions: Are You Saying All Immigrants Are Criminals?Top-level trolling overloads ICE's undocumented immigrant hotline with calls about space aliens'Collateral' immigration arrests threaten key crime alliancesBaltimore prosecutors told to consider consequences for prosecuting illegal immigrants for minor crimesTrump administration creates office to aid victims of crimes by undocumented immigrantsWhat Purpose Will the New Immigrant Crime Office Really Serve?Trump's Immigrant Crime Hotline Trolled With Tweets & Calls About Aliens & UFOsTrump Cares More About Demonizing Undocumented Immigrants Than Helping WomenImmigration agents in Minnesota, neighboring states making more arrests under Trump

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ICE Agents Go From Friend to Foe
BloombergApril 6, 2017

25, President Trump signed an executive order calling for the creation of a department within ICE, the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement, or Voice, office. The almost two dozen ICE community relations officers across the U.S. will now be ...more »

Sen. Kamala Harris's claim that an 'undocumented immigrant is not a criminal'
Washington PostApril 26, 2017

The federal immigration law imposes criminal penalties on some actions related to undocumented presence, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which is a critic of Trump's recent immigration actions. Illegally entering the country (for ...more »

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Grief fuels California father's fight to end illegal immigration
The Mercury NewsApril 30, 2017

Don Rosenberg of Westlake Village holds a picture of his son, Drew Rosenberg, who was killed in a traffic collision in 2010 by an immigrant from Honduras.more »

People Are Reporting Criminal (Space) Aliens To New ICE Hotline
NPRApril 29, 2017

People are prank calling President Trump's new office to report illegal "criminal aliens" — just not the type of "aliens" President Trump had in mind when he created the office. Ever since the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) office ...more »

Lawmakers Say Trump's Immigration Orders Stop Non-Natives From Reporting Crime
Sputnik InternationalApril 29, 2017

President Donald Trump's executive orders on immigration enforcement reduce the likelihood that immigrants who are victims of crime will report it to the US authorities, a bipartisan group of members of the US House of Representatives stated in a ...more »

Lawmakers Concerned Trump Immigration Orders Endanger Protections for Sex Crime, Domestic Violence Victims
KTLAApril 28, 2017

In a letter sent to Kelly Friday and obtained by CNN, the lawmakers said Trump's immigration policies “endanger longstanding US protections for immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other crimes” and “reduce the ...more »

Lawmakers worry Trump immigration orders weaken protections for sex crime, domestic violence victims
CNNApril 28, 2017

In a letter sent to Kelly Friday and obtained by CNN, the lawmakers said Trump's immigration policies "endanger longstanding US protections for immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other crimes" and "reduce the ...more »

Callers Overload ICE's Undocumented Immigrant Hotline With Calls About Space Aliens
KTLAApril 28, 2017

The hotline for VOICE, the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement, was set up by an executive order President Trump signed in January to enhance public safety. It's not a tip line to report crime, but a hotline “to acknowledge and serve the needs of ...more »

ABC Slams Sessions: Are You Saying All Immigrants Are Criminals?
NewsBusters (blog)April 28, 2017

Moments later, she followed up by again parroting the liberal talking points: “Mr. Ramos is saying that basically you're implying that the fact that you're an undocumented immigrant makes you more likely to commit a crime. Do you believe that ...more »

Top-level trolling overloads ICE's undocumented immigrant hotline with calls about space aliens
CNNApril 28, 2017

The hotline for VOICE, the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement, was set up by an executive order President Trump signed in January to enhance public safety. It's not a tip line to report crime, but a hotline "to acknowledge and serve the needs of ...more »

'Collateral' immigration arrests threaten key crime alliances
San Francisco ChronicleApril 28, 2017

HSI targets “cross-border criminal activity” and organizations that exploit “America's travel, trade, financial and immigration systems,” according to its own materials. The group is key in the fight against MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, which has ...more »

Baltimore prosecutors told to consider consequences for prosecuting illegal immigrants for minor crimes
Baltimore SunApril 28, 2017

The Baltimore State's Attorney's Office has instructed prosecutors to think twice before charging illegal immigrants with minor, non-violent crimes in response to stepped up immigration enforcement by the Trump administration. Chief Deputy State's ...more »

Trump administration creates office to aid victims of crimes by undocumented immigrants
NOLA.comApril 28, 2017

WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has unveiled a new effort to aid victims of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants, catapulting the Trump administration into another pitched battle over whether the president is deploying ...more »

What Purpose Will the New Immigrant Crime Office Really Serve?
Care2.comApril 28, 2017

In its latest step to wage war on undocumented immigrants, the Department of Homeland Security has created the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office, or VOICE, as it has been cutely nicknamed. Originally authorized by President Donald Trump ...more »

Trump's Immigrant Crime Hotline Trolled With Tweets & Calls About Aliens & UFOs
Hollywood LifeApril 28, 2017

President Donald Trump launched an Immigrant Crime Hotline on April 26, and Americans are more than happy to report aliens to the US government. It's just not the type Trump was hoping for. Jokesters are trolling the hotline with reports of dangerous ...more »

Trump Cares More About Demonizing Undocumented Immigrants Than Helping Women
Refinery29April 28, 2017

Case in point: The Department of Homeland Security announced a new office formed under Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to help victims of violent crimes committed by undocumented immigrants. The Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement ...more »

Immigration agents in Minnesota, neighboring states making more arrests under Trump
Minneapolis Star TribuneApril 27, 2017

Immigrant advocates highlighted the increased percentage of immigrants without criminal convictions: about a quarter of those arrested locally, compared with 10 percent in 2016. That increase reflects a return to a more traditional enforcement approach ...more »

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