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AP Explains: Trump's new office on immigrant crime

Mar 02, 2017 - Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is spotlighting violence committed by immigrants, announcing the creation of a national office that can assist American victims of such crimes. He said during his address Tuesday night that the Homeland Security Department's Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement office will provide a voice for people ignored by the media and "silenced by special interests."

Critics of the president's approach to immigration say the proposal is misguided, in part b...