ICE has announced they will no longer deport illegal immigrants who are victims of crime.
ICE Acting Director Tae Johnson said “This policy update facilitates victim cooperation with law enforcement, enhances ICE’s criminal investigative efforts, and promotes trust in ICE agents and officers enforcing our laws. It is ICE’s commitment to assist victims of crime regardless of their immigration status.”
“Through this approach, we minimize the fear of repercussions that enforcement decisions may have on the willingness and ability of noncitizen crime victims to contact law enforcement, participate in investigations and prosecutions, pursue justice, and seek benefits,” the statement continues.
“This new policy is designed to improve victims’ ability to seek justice against perpetrators of crime, including in cases of human trafficking,” the statement adds.
Stephen Miller reacted to the news by saying the updated guidance would simply provide another “pathway for people to take advantage of our immigration system and stay in our country unlawfully.”
“It’s a very easy way to get amnesty, to merely state that you have witnessed a crime,” he continued.
“The only people who would benefit from this – since illegal aliens are largely already shielded – are people who they themselves have committed serious criminal offenses or fraud,” Miller added to Fox News.