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NY Governor creates special police unit to combat over 200 MS-13 gang members residing in Long Island

April 28, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
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Over 200 members of the ultra-violent, El Salvadorian MS-13 gang have infiltrated the Long Island, New York area, the FBI reported.

Geraldine Hart, the director of the FBI’s Long Island Gang Task Force, told NBC New York that MS-13 members “bolster their ranking among other gangs through violence.”

Hart told the press that the MS-13 gang problem, specifically as its members are usually illegals, is a concern across the U.S.

From left, Brentwood High School juniors Nisa Mickens,15, and Kayla Cuevas, 16, were killed in what a police official called a “brutal attack.

Specifically, the area of Brentwood, Long Island has experienced a transformation due to the MS-13 gang and its roots in illegal immigration.

As noted by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), MS-13 significantly increased in Brentwood as the placement of unaccompanied illegal immigrant children grew over 100% between 2015 and 2016.

Brentwood has seen a huge spike in the El Salvadorian population in an area that was once full of working class, Puerto Rican-Americans.

FILE – In this Sept. 27, 2016 file photo, a memorial to best friends Nisa Mickens and Kayla Cuevas is seen near the spot where their bodies were found in Brentwood, N.Y. (AP Photo)

“By 2010, nearly 40% of the community was born in or had citizenship from a Central American country,” CIS Fellow Joseph Kolb stated. “This figure was six times the national average.

The majority 68% Hispanic population shifted now to 51% Central American and 18% Puerto Rican.”

Recent Long Island-area murders responsible by members of the MS-13 include the brutal killings of Nisa Mickens and Kayla Cuevas, two teen high schoolers who were beaten and killed by illegal immigrant gang members.

Justin Llivicura (from left), Jefferson Villalobos, Michael Banegas and Jorge Tigre

Other recent victims of MS-13 include teens Michael Lopez Banegas, Jefferson Villalobos, Jorge Tigre and Justin Llivicura, all of whom were fatally beaten in Long Island’s Recreation Village Town Park.

The acts of violence perpetrated by the transnational criminal gang has prompted New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to create a special unit to counter MS-13.

In an announcement made on Wednesday, Cuomo said he is deploying 25 state troopers to Long Island to combat the violent group, according to The Wall Street Journal.

“We will do everything we need to do to eliminate this criminal organization,” Cuomo proclaimed to reporters during the press conference.

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