For years since its inception in 2002, the Department of Homeland Security has been a big government watchdog that many were concerned was tantamount to some form of an anti-citizen, jack-boot spy agency. Remember, it was Homeland Security who put out the report as one of the first orders of business in the ex-“president’s” regime labeling veterans, gun owners, pro-life supporters and Christians as radical right wing extremists. Since the installment of John Kelly as its Secretary, Homeland Security seems to be actually taking its namesake seriously-attempting to secure America’s borders and protect Americans rather than hold them in suspicion. One small example is VOICE.
DHS has opened the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) office. The mission of VOICE, according to Kelly, is “to support victims of crime through access to information and resources.” Kelly said in a statement: “Until now, victims of immigration-related crimes have not had a government resource that could provide timely information on their cases. The VOICE Office uses a victim-centered approach to acknowledge and support victims and their families, promotes awareness of rights and available services to crime victims, builds collaborative partnerships with community stakeholders assisting victims, and collects and reports data relating to crimes committed by immigration violators.”
While the politically correct crowd doesn’t want to be confused by the facts, illegal aliens make up 27% of the federal prison population (not counting state and local). The Government Accounting Office estimates that criminal aliens average seven arrests, half of them for at least one drug offense. In 2014, the Department of Justice reported that illegal immigrants were convicted and sentenced for over 13% of all crimes committed in the US and more than 25% of the murders since 2003. Kelly said, “because of years and years of policies complicating immigration and enforcement efforts, and a politically-correct approach to public safety, there are mothers who will never again receive a Mothers Day card from a son.”
Kelly told reporters when announcing VOICE, “These victims of illegal aliens aren’t data points. They’re people. And they and their families deserve to be treated fairly.” So now we have a government agency trying to correct a government injustice done in the name of social justice. Isaiah 1:17 says, “Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, defend the fatherless, plead for the widow.” There have been a lot of fatherless and widows left in the wake of the ex-“president’s” failure to protect American citizens. In this case, Homeland Security is doing a good thing. Government and good leadership should be a terror to evil rather than to good. VOICE is a small step in the right direction. I pray you never have to use it.