MS-13 Gang

Salvador Melendez / AP

Immigrant minors from Long Island who were accused of MS-13 gang membership have now been moved out of the high security detention center in California were they had been awaiting deportation. Officials say there wasn’t enough evidence of MS-13 affiliation.

Salvador Melendez / AP

Cardinal Jose Gregorio Rosa Chavez of El Salvador will visit Long Island next weekend as part of an anti-gang effort in the Catholic community.

Cardinal Chavez is the first cardinal to be appointed to El Salvador, the homeland of many Long Island immigrants as well as the MS-13 gang.  

The visit will be part of a plan to establish anti-gang programs between Long Island and El Salvador.

Catholics leaders also hope the visit will help calm Latino communities that were shaken by the series of MS-13 gang murders in Brentwood and Central Islip.

Frank Eltman / AP

Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas says she supports the deportation of non-citizens convicted of gang violence.  

Trump Visits Long Island, Promises To Demolish MS-13

Jul 29, 2017
Darron Cummings / AP

President Donald Trump was on Long Island Friday to talk about his administration’s fight against gang violence and MS-13.

Frank Franklin II / AP

A congressional hearing will be held Tuesday in Suffolk County to discuss the ongoing gang violence on Long Island.