Biden admin closes Trump-era office for victims of immigrant crime

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FILE – In this March 15, 2020, file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden participates in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington. Biden will close out Texas Democrats’ virtual convention next month that was moved online over fears of the coronavirus. The announcement Thursday, May 28 2020, rounds out an unusual slate of big names that Texas Democrats have rounded up for their state convention. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts will also speak at the weeklong event via video. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

By ELIOT SPAGAT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration says it has dismantled a Trump-era government office that was created to help victims of crimes committed by immigrants. The move is symbolic of President Joe Biden’s rejection of former President Donald Trump’s repeated efforts to link immigrants with crime. Trump created the Victim Of Immigration Crime Engagement Office by executive order during his first week in office in January 2017. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Friday it will replace the office created by Trump with what it says is a more comprehensive and inclusive victim support system.