Protecting immigrants: Trump Administration Moves against MS-13

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

Donald Trump pledged to rid America of MS-13, a gang notorious for victimizing immigrants.

In New York City, MS-13 members are being rounded up and prosecuted or deported. This not only protects Americans from violence but it also protects other immigrants. MS-13 “specialized” in brutalizing immigrant communities. This is a teachable moment where we can show that enforcing immigration law more strictly can be a means to welcome immigrants to this country.

The New York Post reports, “Trump’s pledge to wipe out MS-13 gang paying off in NY.”

Federal officials have rounded up close to 40 accused members of MS-13 in New York City and Long Island in the 30 days following vows by Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to crack down on the gang, known for terrorizing immigrant communities.

Of the 45 N​ew ​Y​ork​-area gang arrests over the last month by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security, 39 were affiliated with MS-13, which has been blamed for a string of recent murders in normally placid Long Island, the feds said.

Those who are not charged with crimes will be processed for deportation, the feds said.

Here’s a story from a month ago.

Read the rest of the New York Post story.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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