Donald Trump announced the creation of a new office called Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement or VOICE Tuesday night at his address to Congress.
“We are providing a voice to those who have been ignored by our media, and silenced by special interests,” Trump said.
In the Rio Grande Valley, residents voiced opinions on both sides of the spectrum.
McAllen resident Issac Munoz told CBS 4 News that his friends have had property broken by undocumented immigrants running through neighborhoods after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
“I think it’s needed and I think it would be money well spent,” Munoz said.
San Juan resident Alma Gamboa, however, didn’t agree.
“The majority of us come to fight for a dream, to work for something that our country doesn’t easily allows us,” Gamoa said. “We come to the United States looking for the American dream— where we can accomplish our dreams.”
Besides the announcement of the creation, no further details were offered about when or how the office would help victims.