When you bring in hundreds of thousands of young males from the most violent countries through a lawless border, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out the results. It’s called the Long Island effect. The latest victim of our “unaccompanied alien child” policy and judicial amnesty is a 16-year-old boy who was stabbed almost to death by three “Dreamers” who were members of MS-13, according to local police. They were all released by a federal judge.
WABC in New York reported yesterday that on Wednesday, a group of illegal aliens believed to be tied to MS-13 attacked a 16-year-old boy and stabbed him in the back outside a Burger King.
According to police, three suspects were arrested and charged with assault. Here are their profiles:
Ramon Arevalo Lopez, 19, entered illegally in December 8, 2016, and was apprehended by DHS in October 2017. He should have been thrown out of the country, but he was released by a federal judge.
Nobeli Montes Zuniga, 20, and Oscar Canales Molina, 17, “entered the country illegally as unaccompanied minors.” Molina was apprehended by the feds in July 2017 but was also released by a federal district judge in November 2017.
We have a lot of our own inherent violence in this country, but now we have “animals,” as Trump rightfully calls them, being released into our country and committing completely avoidable violence.
This is the big lie the media is not telling you about the border flow. When you see pictures of 16- and 17-year-old “children” coming here and wrongly being treated as refugees, being released by judges, and placed in our communities, many of them are your 19- to 20-year-old MS-13 members committing the most gruesome crimes just a year or two later. Not all of them, but way too many.
Geraldine Hart, police commissioner of Suffolk County, New York, indicated last May at the president’s roundtable on MS-13 violence in Long Island that the entirety of the MS-13 crisis over the past few years is because of the UACs and that Long Island has it bad because it was the largest recipient of UACs in the nation. “MS-13 sustains itself by constantly recruiting new members, and particularly minors,” said Hart last May 23 with Trump in attendance. “MS-13 members recruit children placed in communities in Suffolk County through the UAC program.” She noted that since 2014, “4,965 UACs have been placed in Suffolk County, making it the largest recipient of UACs in the nation. While the vast majority of these children live law-abiding lives, many of them are susceptible to gang recruitment.”
This reflects the deep problem of criminal aliens coming across our border. It is true that there are a lot of known bad people who come through, but there are also a lot of troubled youth who might not have a paper trail flagged in our international databases, but are very much at risk, particularly when they come in such large numbers and settle in gang-saturated areas. Of all people, Rod Rosenstein explained this dynamic well at that same Long Island roundtable:
“We’re letting people in who are gang members. We’re also letting people in who are vulnerable. Many of these alien children, who have no parents, no family structure — we’re releasing them into communities where they’re vulnerable to recruitment by MS-13. And so some of these kids who come in without any gang ties develop gang ties as a result of the pressure that they face from people that they confront in the communities.”
None of these people are victims of a “severe form of trafficking,” and almost none of them are in the country without any adult relative, the two conditions for eligibility to be treated as a UAC. They are, in fact, self-trafficking themselves in order to reunite with other illegal aliens in this country! They are taking advantage of us, empowering the drug cartels, and serving as the fresh blood of the transnational gangs working for the cartels. They should be repatriated back to their home countries, but instead, we now have judges implementing a greater degree of amnesty than all of the legislative amnesties we’ve successfully defeated.
Thanks to the courts rewriting statutes to include the very evil the UAC statute was designed to combat, 98.2 percent of all Central American teens who came in fiscal year 2017 still remain in our communities.
Think about all of the avoidable crimes that are committed because we refuse to deny entry to or to deport these people. Now the legal system is illegally treating these people like American citizens in all aspects of criminal law. Many of them are released if local judges and sanctuary jurisdiction law enforcement believe the crime wasn’t severe enough. Newsday is reporting that the three stabbers already have swanky lawyers representing them who are claiming their clients are not MS-13 members and are peaceful and innocent.
While everyone is certainly entitled to due process for criminal convictions, there is a broader question to be answered here. We won’t know all the facts about this attack until there is a trial, but we do know they are here illegally. Why then were they not deported when the Suffolk County database had them flagged for being MS-13? Look at how clogged our criminal justice system gets because we refuse to deport the people we can before they commit crimes.
This is a growing trend. A month ago, six MS-13 members were indicted in Lynn, Massachusetts, for killing a boy they suspected was cooperating with law enforcement. They used such force, like “chopping wood,” that the knife was bent, according to prosecutors. According to prosecutors, “At least two of the six defendants have felony records. At least two of the six defendants were previously in immigration custody but were released and went on to commit … murder.” Why weren’t they deported, and why would a judge let them go? The Boston Herald reports that, in the case of at least one, according to the feds, the lawyer “succeeded in convincing an immigration court that he was not in a gang, was not violent, did not pose a threat to the public.”
Every illegal alien crime, by definition, is avoidable because we should be enforcing our laws and getting rid of the immigration magnets. But we now have a ubiquitous crisis of known criminal aliens who are let go and are allowed to continue ratcheting up the severity of their crimes. It’s bad enough that we are too weak on sentencing for Americans and so many bad people are on the streets. But when it comes to illegal alien crime, shouldn’t we all agree they should be immediately deported after committing their first crime?
This is why the border issue is not really about the border. It’s about all our communities. Most of the recent invaders are not staying near the border; they are passing through to other states, particularly in the East Coast. At this point, perhaps the only thing that will stop this travesty is when it arrives next door to where the political elites live.
Daniel Horowitz is a senior editor of Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @RMConservative.