US closes Trump-era office for victims of immigrant crime

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officer.
An Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officer.(U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)
Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 10:51 AM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration says it has dismantled a Trump-era goverment agency that was created help victims of crimes committed by immigrants.

The move is symbolic of President Joe Biden’s rejection of former President Donald Trump’s repeated efforts to link immigrants with crime.

Trump created the the Victim Of Immigration Crime Engagement Office by executive order during his first week in office in January 2017.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Friday that it was replacing will replace the office created by Trump with what it says is a more comprehensive and inclusive victim support system.

Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.