Animalmother wrote:Has any other president ever done that? It's bizarre beyond belief.
President Donald Trump called on the Department of Homeland Security to "create an office to serve American victims" of crimes committed by immigrants.
In his address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night, Trump said the office will be called Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE).
"We are providing a voice to those who have been ignored by our media, and silenced by special interests," Trump said.
This office, Trump said, would support the "victims of crime."
Trump has repeatedly made claims related to crime committed by immigrants and used that rhetoric as a pretext for his restrictive immigration policies.
Though Trump said the new office will target criminal actors, he did not produce any evidence that immigrants commit a disproportionate amount of crime in the United States.
The U.S. violent crime rate has plunged dramatically since about 1990.