STILL WANT OPEN BORDERS? Remember the “kids” that came across the border last summer? The bleeding heart liberals are the reason why we have horrific crimes like this.
El Salvadorian members of the notorious MS-13 street gang are being held without bail on Long Island for the rape of a 16-year-old girl. Last year actual MS members with their distinguishing facial and body tattoos were found among the thousands of illegals coming across the border.
“This is one of the most brutal, heinous crimes that I have seen in a long, long time,” Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said at a news conference following the suspects’ arraignments. “This poor young woman is so lucky that, quite frankly, that she is alive. These are vicious young men, vicious young men and what they did to her was absolutely terrible.”
The suspects were identified as 17-year-old Jose Cornejo, 18-year-old Bryan Larios, and 17-year-old Joel Escobar. All three are from El Salvador and are members of the notorious MS-13 street gang. The three allegedly accosted the girl and a male friend at a middle school on May 29, robbed and beat her companion, then forced the girl to walk to a wooded area of the Brentwood Country Club golf course where Cornejo and Escobar raped her while Larios kept watch.
Seventeen-year old Escobar is a repeat offender. Escobar and another suspected MS-13 gang member were charged with robbing and beating a man on April 28 at the same middle school. His attorney pleaded not guilty on his behalf.
During last summer’s surge of illegal minors flooding the U.S., many MS-13 gang members came into the country under the guise of unaccompanied children. The president of the National Border Patrol Council Local 2544 in Tucson, Arizona, Art Del Cueto, told National Review that “officers who recognize gang tattoos on the minors are supposed to treat them like everyone else.”
For the most part, that means letting these unaccompanied children be reunited with their parents or other relatives already living in the United States. ‘It’s upsetting that a lot of them are 16 or 17 years old and a lot of them are not going to face deportation,’ Cueto said.
Deportation is a pipe dream. Escobar’s lawyer was able to get him back on the street after a vicious beating in April, freeing him to commit a violent rape on May 29.
In 2014, church groups, politicians, media personalities, and the government urged Americans to have compassion for minors making the harrowing journey from Central America across the Rio Grande into the southwest. Millions in aid arrived at the border in the form of teddy bears, soccer balls, food, and other supplies. The influx was billed as a “humanitarian crisis.” Those who opposed the funding of this lawlessness were predictably called “racist.”
Unfortunately, the bleeding hearts and amnesty pushers passing out blankets at the border have put American lives in danger. The horrific rape is a reminder of the criminal element among the 52,000 unaccompanied children who entered our country illegally last year amid hyped and teary-eyed media reports.
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