President Obama’s immigration policies are the reason MS-13 gang members are killing Americans throughout Long Island. That’s the claim made by Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco in a radio interview on Sunday morning.
“In the community of Brentwood, where there is a big El Salvadoran population, we have had over the last nine months or so 11 bodies turned up,” said DeMarco, noting that many of the victims were high school students who had either refused to join an MS-13 gang or was targeted as a defector from the violent group.
“A large portion of the MS-13 gang members are here illegally, and they arrive in the country through the Unaccompanied Minor Program, which was really loosened up and formed under President Obama,” said the sheriff.
The Trump administration’s recent crackdown on illegal immigrant criminals has given the sheriff hope, especially since U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently visited Central Islip to discuss the non-stop gang-related violence plaguing Long Island neighborhoods.
The sheriff praised Sessions for being interested in what local law enforcement had to say. “He was not telling us what he thought,” observed DeMarco. “He wanted to know what we needed and what we thought he could help us with.”
Sessions explained during his visit, “The MS-13 mantra is kill, rape and control, and so that should tell us enough about the kind of groups we confront. Our motto is justice for victims and consequences for criminals.”
Knowing he was on-camera, Sessions addressed the gang members directly, stating, “We are targeting you. We are coming after you.”
A supporter of Trump’s initiative to strengthen border security, DeMarco said that he and Sessions talked about the “need for federal gang prosecutors.”
“This exclusive network [MS-13] smuggles gang members across the border and the gangs know if they come as unaccompanied minors, the country will transport them wherever they want to go,” said Sessions. “This is how we are, and gang members know this is how it works, and we will handle it. Criminals who are convicted will be deported.”
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