In Washington, D.C., Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly officially opened the office of VOICE—or Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement—which the Trump administration says is aimed at helping the victims of crimes committed by unlawful immigrants.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly: “We are giving people who were victimized by legal—by illegal aliens for the first time a voice of their own. All crime is terrible, but these victims, as represented here, are unique, and they’re all too often ignored.”
Critics say the VOICE program will demonize undocumented immigrants, comparing it to Germany’s Nazi-era policy of publishing lists of crimes committed by Jews. Meanwhile, a hotline set up by VOICE to report crimes committed by aliens has been flooded with calls from people reporting they’ve been victimized—by extraterrestrials. One Twitter user urged her followers to dial the hotline, tweeting, “I plan on calling every day to report how badly these green aliens from outer space are treating me. How about you?”