Sunday on New York AM 970 radio’s “The Cats Roundtable,” Rep. Peter King (R-NY) credited President Donald Trump and his administration for their work on having “turned a corner” by decreasing crime by MS-13 gang members.
“[W]e are [winning the war on MS-13],” King told host John Catsimatidis. “Not only is it prevalent on Long Island, it is particularly prevalent in my district. There are two communities, Brentwood and Central Islip. … They got a drastic infusion of these young people who came across the border. And they were placed and asked for by families in those two communities, so we got a large number of these unaccompanied minors, which sounds very humanitarian. They were taking care of these young kids. The reality is, though, a number of them were sent to cross the border by MS-13, or they were given asylum by families in these communities who support MS-13 or have relatives in El Salvador who are being threatened if these families don’t cooperate with MS-13.”
King later added, “[T]he crime rate has climbed down dramatically from MS-13. There’s been hundreds of arrests and deportations.”
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