A jury in Suffolk County, New York found a woman guilty earlier this month in a case involving the 2017 murders of four Long Island teens by members of the MS-13 gang.
Leniz Escobar, known in gang circles as “La Diablita” lured five teens into an ambush with the promise of free marijuana. Dozens of MS-13 gang members attacked the youths with bats and machetes and later left the bodies in a city park.
When the murders occured, President Donald Trump and then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Long Island, bringing national attention to the devastating outcome of open borders and loose enforcement of federal immigration laws.
As the warm months approach and Joe Biden continues to threaten lifting the public health immigration order known as Title 42, law enforcement officials warn that illegal immigrant encounters could reach 18,000 per day in the near future.
In addition to ending Title 42, failure to enforce the “Remain in Mexico” Migrant Protection Protocols, and reducing detention center capacity by at least 9,000 beds will only add to the ongoing immigration emergency facing the nation.
Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney told The Federalist that there is no “virtually no vetting” of illegal migrants, largely because they are obviously “undocumented.” Tierney has prosecuted over 50 homicide cases involving hundreds of MS-13 gang members who work in conjunction with Mexican cartel smugglers, or “coyotes.”
Tierney said many of the illegals are traveling to Long Island to specifically rejoin cliques of MS-13 entrenched there. He described the Carleton clique as “ground zero for MS-13 violence.” He added that the gang uses “murder as a currency and disrespect as a means to target.”
The district attorney said the border policies of the Biden administration are actively enticing existing gang members to cross the border illegally with locations like Suffolk County as their destination. He said the White House is “dumping these people” on underserved communities and not providing any support in dealing with them.
Upwards of 30 percent of immigrants detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement have existing criminal records and more than 20,000 are now held in detention facilities.
As the predicted flood of new illegal migrants is expected to enter the country, communities from border towns to Long Island and everywhere else in the country will pay the price for the progressive dream of zero-enforcement borders.