President Trump on Friday will visit Long Island, New York, an epicenter of the MS-13 street gang violence, to call on Congress to fully fund the crack down on illegal immigration that is key to stamping out the gang.
“He’s going to be rallying Congress to fully support what we in the administration want to do to end this threat once and for all,” said a senior White House official.
For the fight, the president wants thousands of more U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, more immigration judges, laws for quicker deportations and penalties for sanctuary cities, said the official.
“He’s sending a message to every local police officer, every sheriff, every state trooper and every ICE officer in America that this this administration has their back and that it is encouraging them to work with us collaboratively to identify and remove gang members from their communities,” said the White House official.
The Trump administration has made taking down MS-13 a new focus of it’s hardline approach to illegal immigration.