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DHS creates Victims of Immigration Crime Enforcement Office

  1. Date Announced

    April 26, 2017

    DHS announces the creation of VOICE ("Victims of Immigration Crime Enforcement") Office within ICE to support victims of crimes committed by "criminal aliens" as part of the effort to implement EO 13768. ICE notes that it has 27 "victim assistance specialists" to offer resources and that it is creating a notification service to help victims track the immigration custody status of noncitizens. [ID #261]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    April 26, 2017
  3. Subsequent Action

    June 7, 2017

    DHS releases fact sheet on DHS-VINE, which is a web-based system that sends notifications to registrants who have been affected by crimes committed by a removable noncitizen in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody.

    DHS Victim Information Notification Exchange Fact Sheet
  4. Subsequent Action

    May 14, 2021

    Reported: Under the Biden Administration, the Secretary of Homeland Security on May 10, 2021 stated in an interview that the Biden administration plans to keep the VOICE office open.

    Exclusive: Trump Created an Office That Highlighted Immigrant Crime. Biden's DHS Plans to Keep It

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