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Foxx Introduces Justice for Victims of Open Borders Act for the 118th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC) announced the introduction of the Justice for Victims of Open Borders Act, a bill that would yield targeted reforms to grant disbursements through the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) so that states must give priority to victims of violent crimes committed by people who are in the United States illegally:

“The open border policies of the Biden administration have led to an eruption of violent crime that has penetrated communities across our nation. Americans are rightfully infuriated and fearful – they demand that law and order be restored, complete transparency in the accounting of violent crimes of illegal aliens, and increased safety to protect themselves and their loved ones. These are simple demands that the Justice for Victims of Open Borders Act meets head on.

“While the Biden administration deliberately sits on its hands, I’m taking a stand not only to protect the American people, but also to bring them the unvarnished truth.”


The Justice for Victims of Open Borders Act is a viable solution to address rising crime that stems directly from the influx of illegal aliens at the southern border – two issues that the federal government, and especially President Biden, have failed to address. Since this is a federal failure, a federal remedy is necessary, and Congress has the prerogative to encourage the states to help themselves.

Specifically, this bill would:

  • Require states to consolidate crime data to create an accurate system of reporting.
  • Direct every State Attorney General to certify with the Department of Justice and the Attorney General that when disbursing funds from the Crime Victims Fund, their respective state gives priority to victims of crimes committed by people “who do not have lawful status in the United States.”
  • Yield more transparency to the American people through the public accounting of crimes committed by illegal aliens in the United States.

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