Help vic­tims of crim­i­nal aliens

USA TODAY US Edition - - NEWS - Tim Lyng

While cit­i­zens have long been vic­tims of crime from all sides of the so­ci­etal prism, The Re­mem­brance Project seeks to ed­u­cate all Amer­i­cans on the unique cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing ev­ery killing of an Amer­i­can by an il­le­gal alien. Our em­pha­sis is that when an il­le­gal alien com­mits a crime against a cit­i­zen, it is the di­rect re­sult of the in­dis­putably in­ten­tional government pol­icy to

not se­cure our bor­der. Ar­ti­cle I, Sec­tion 8 of the Con­sti­tu­tion obliges the fed­eral government “to ex­e­cute the laws of the union, sup­press in­sur­rec­tions and re­pel in­va­sions.” The government’s de­lib­er­ate re­fusal to ful­fill this duty has di­rectly re­sulted in thou­sands of un­nec­es­sary deaths be­cause had the killer not been in the coun­try, the dead Amer­i­can would most likely be alive to­day.

Once the vic­tim’s fam­ily knows about the killer’s alien sta­tus, fam­ily mem­bers sooner or later be­come haunted by the thought that the en­abling spon­sor of the killer is their own government!

The Depart­ment of Jus­tice op­er­ates a vic­tims’ of­fice, of­fer-

ing grants to or­ga­ni­za­tions in ev­ery state to pro­vide help to crime vic­tims. This of­fice, while pro­vid­ing many ex­cel­lent vic­tims ben­e­fits and ser­vices, was never in­tended to ful­fill the com­plex needs of our spe­cial group of vic­tim sur­vivors, which we out­lined in our March 2016 let­ter to GOP pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates.

What’s miss­ing is a com­pre­hen­sive pro­gram that as­signs a court-ap­pointed fam­ily ad­vo­cate to help guide families through a com­plex and of­ten bi­ased jus­tice sys­tem and as­sist them in their ini­tial painful years of grief and ad­just­ment.

On six oc­ca­sions since last Novem­ber, our group has met with top-level ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fi­cials in the de­part­ments of Home­land Security and Jus­tice about Pres­i­dent Trump’s VOICE of­fice. In the fu­ture, if in­vited, we will pro­vide vic­tim­cen­tric pro­gram guid­ance to en­sure that crit­i­cal and timely spe­cial­ized ser­vices are pro­vided to all families vic­tim­ized by il­le­gal-alien crim­i­nals.

Tim Lyng is co-founder and pres­i­dent of The Re­mem­brance Project, a non-profit cor­po­ra­tion, and writes on be­half of the group’s so­cial wel­fare non-profit, The Re­mem­brance Project Ad­vo­cacy Inc.

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