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ksupoke

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It’s lengthy but sobering and far too important to ignore, by way of The Washington Post.
entire article here:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/loca...4bfff693d2b_story.html?utm_term=.0d7287967b39

excerpts:
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. — The old minivan appeared near the school on a Tuesday morning, its Illinois plates the only thing out of place in the blue-collar suburbs of central Long Island. But as backpack-toting teenagers passed by on their way to Brentwood High, the van’s doors suddenly swung open.
Out sprang members of the violent street gang MS-13, armed with baseball bats.
They attacked three 16-year-old students they suspected of being rivals before driving off. When police spotted the van in the same neighborhood the following afternoon and surrounded it at gunpoint, the MS-13 members were in the midst of trying to abduct a fourth.
“We were going to take him somewhere private and beat him to death,” said Miguel Rivera, 20, according to a Suffolk County indictment.
The Dec. 6 arrests of Rivera and four others thwarted what police say would have been the sixth murder of a Brentwood High School student by MS-13 in less than two years.
But the incident also shook the school for another reason.
All but one of those arrested attended Brentwood, according to Suffolk County police. Three were unaccompanied minors who had been caught at the border and then placed in the community by a federal refugee program.
From New York to Virginia to Texas, schools in areas racked by MS-13 violence are now struggling with a sobering question. What to do when the gang isn’t just in your community, but in your classrooms?
For the past year, the Trump administration has waged a nationwide crackdown on MS-13. Nowhere has this effort been more intense than in Suffolk County, where police say the gang has committed 27 murders since a surge of unaccompanied minors began arriving in 2013.
In his January State of the Union address, Trump recounted the story of Kayla Cuevas and Nisa Mickens, two Brentwood High students killed by MS-13 on Sept. 13, 2016.
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“Many of these gang members took advantage of glaring loopholes in our laws to enter the country as unaccompanied alien minors and wound up in Kayla and Nisa’s high school,” the president said as the girls’ parents, who had been invited to watch the speech at the Capitol, wiped away tears.
Faced with an influx of scores of unaccompanied minors and an uptick in gang violence, Brentwood High has been criticized both for doing too little and too much to address the problem.
A $110 million federal lawsuit, filed in December by Kayla’s mother, claims administrators failed to protect her 16-year-old, allowing MS-13 to create an “environment filled with fear within the school.”
Meanwhile, a class-action suit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against the Trump administration alleges the school went too far, hastily labeling kids as gang members and leading to their wrongful imprisonment.
School officials say they walk a fine line, reporting illegal activity while respecting students’ rights.
“We can see a gang member coming a mile away,” said Carlos Sanchez, safety director for the Brentwood Free Union School District. “The problem is that it’s not against the law to be a gang member, even if they identify themselves as MS.”
“I work with and for undocumented students and families,” one reads.
Starting in 2013, thousands of unaccompanied minors — most from Central America — began entering the United States illegally from Mexico each month, many turning themselves in to authorities. More than 200,000 have been detained, screened and then placed with relatives by the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Nearly 5,000 have been sent to Suffolk County.
Schools are required by law to enroll and educate these students. Brentwood had long been overwhelmingly Hispanic, but the sudden surge in enrollment led to new tensions.
“There were a lot of Salvadoran people, Salvadoran people we don’t like,” said Mabel Castaño, a friend of Nisa’s and Kayla’s who said she attended Brentwood High for 18 months. “Some of them would say they had family members in MS-13. They’d say, ‘I’m going to get my brother or my uncle or my cousin on you.’ ”
Sanchez, the school district safety director, said MS-13 had long been overshadowed by gangs like the Bloods and Latin Kings.
“The last couple of years, when we had the unaccompanied children coming, that’s when we saw the change,” he said. By providing vulnerable newcomers with a sense of belonging, MS-13 “became a powerhouse.” A deadly one.
First, a former Brentwood student was fatally shot by the gang in November 2015, police say. Then Brentwood students began to go missing. A 15-year-old Ecuadoran named Miguel Garcia- Moran vanished one February evening.
Two months later, Oscar Acosta, a 19-year-old Salvadoran, left home to play soccer and never returned. And in June 2016, Jose Peña-Hernandez, 18, a suspected MS-13 member, disappeared, too.
Three missing immigrant teens didn’t draw much attention to Brentwood. But that would change with the killings of Kayla Cuevas and Nisa.


Michael E. Miller is a reporter on the local enterprise team. He joined The Washington Post in 2015 and has also reported from Afghanistan.
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Our country has lost it's mind. Democrats are now the party of non-citizens and criminal aliens. Some of our citizens in left leaning areas keep blindly watching CNN and MSNBC like sheep and keep voting these embarrassing leftist idiots in. Others in Right leaning areas keep blindly watching Fox News and voting in "fake" conservatives who while not as off the reservation as the whacked out Left, spend just as much as the Dems do in bankrupting our country.

The only thing that is going to save this Republic is a "Convention of States" to impose term limits. As soon as being a member of Congress is no longer a path to multi-millionaire status while drawing a less than $200K salary our country will regain it's sanity and adherence to the founder's vision. I urge every person reading this (regardless of party) to find the Convention of States movement in your own State and support it aggressively. Tom Coburn is a major player in this effort to save our nation.
 

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Students say the suspicion can be stifling.

One Salvadoran American honor student at Brentwood said the school allows students to wear Salvadoran soccer jerseys only on special days, but even then, she felt too scared. Her younger brother liked Nike Cortez shoes, she said, but couldn’t wear them “because those are the gang’s shoe.”



Seriously? No gang-related soccer uniforms or shoes is "stifling" to an honor student?

My honor students have been forced to wear a uniform for the past 8 years and for the final two years that has included a coat and tie. A hat when outdoors.

Gee, I had no idea I was stifling my poor children this way.

Given the opportunity to avoid abject poverty and potentially little or no schooling and now complaining about the shoes you do not get to wear because they are associated with violent murder. :facepalm:
 

ksupoke

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Salient point, imo
Starting in 2013, thousands of unaccompanied minors — most from Central America — began entering the United States illegally from Mexico each month, many turning themselves in to authorities. More than 200,000 have been detained, screened and then placed with relatives by the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Nearly 5,000 have been sent to Suffolk County.
Schools are required by law to enroll and educate these students.
Dreamers my a$$
 

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Salient point, imo
Starting in 2013, thousands of unaccompanied minors — most from Central America — began entering the United States illegally from Mexico each month, many turning themselves in to authorities. More than 200,000 have been detained, screened and then placed with relatives by the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Nearly 5,000 have been sent to Suffolk County.
Schools are required by law to enroll and educate these students.
Dreamers my a$$
No surprise there would be as many as 200,000 unwanted kids from there. Abortion is banned in Central America. Most abortion is banned in Mexico. If you believe abortion is murder, then you better have more sympathy for all those kids. Most would not be in the world if abortion was legal.
 

ksupoke

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No surprise there would be as many as 200,000 unwanted kids from there. Abortion is banned in Central America. Most abortion is banned in Mexico. If you believe abortion is murder, then you better have more sympathy for all those kids. Most would not be in the world if abortion was legal.
Most of the 200k weren’t from Mexico they came through Mexico.
same but different
 

ksupoke

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Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Kamala Harris etc
Defend daca dreamers are the future
These guys say thanks

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Bonus points if you can guess which is the engineer, the soldier and the teacher.

Chuck Schumer
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#Dreamers are engineers, soldiers, teachers, and the future of our nation. Let’s #DefendDACA & give them a chance to better our nation.
10:09 AM · Aug 15, 2017
 
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