SUPPORTING ANGEL FAMILIES: President Donald J. Trump is hearing firsthand from the American families who have lost loved ones to illegal alien crime. 

  • President Donald J. Trump is meeting with “Angel families,” who have lost loved ones to illegal alien crime.
  • The Trump Administration created the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) Office in order to support the victims and families affected by illegal alien crime.
    • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement launched the VOICE Office in April 2017, following an Executive Order by the President calling for its creation.
  • The VOICE Office operates a hotline to connect victims with social services and, when possible, assist them in obtaining immigration information regarding the offender.
    • The VOICE Office has released a new report that includes case studies explaining how they were able to assist victims who contacted them.
  • A 2011 Government Accountability Office report found nearly 3 million offenses tied to criminal aliens, including:
    • More than 25,000 homicide offenses.
    • More than 42,000 robbery offenses.
    • Nearly 70,000 sex crime offenses.
    • Nearly 15,000 kidnapping offenses.
  • In Texas alone, more than 250,000 criminal aliens have been arrested and charged with over 600,000 criminal offenses within the last seven years.
  • In fiscal year 2017, more than 8,000 criminal illegal aliens in police custody were released back into our communities as a result of sanctuary policies.

PROTECTING COMMUNITIES FROM MS-13: Gangs like MS-13 have taken advantage of our porous borders and broken immigration system.

  • MS-13 has exploited the influx of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) entering the United States in order to bolster its ranks.
    • Federal authorities are not able to quickly remove illegal alien gang members based on their membership in a gang.
  • In May 2015, U.S. Border Patrol apprehended a UAC who was later released into American communities.
    • The illegal alien was arrested in November 2017 in connection with the MS-13 related killing of a man who was stabbed over 100 times and decapitated.
  • In December 2014, U.S. Border Patrol apprehended a UAC who was later released into American communities.
    • In July 2017, the same illegal alien was listed as a known MS-13 gang member and placed on the State of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted list.
    • The illegal alien has been arrested and is awaiting trial for the murder of two individuals.
  • In December 2013, U.S. Border Patrol apprehended a UAC who was later released into American communities.
    • In September 2016, the same illegal alien was one of 11 MS-13 gang members involved in the killing of teenage girls in Long Island, NY.