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A Long Island teen from El Salvador who is at the center of a class action lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been released from custody.

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President Donald Trump met with law enforcement and lawmakers from Long Island on Tuesday to hear ideas on how to combat the criminal gang MS-13. According to police, 17 people on Long Island have been killed by MS-13 in the last 18 months.

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Immigrant minors from Long Island who were accused of MS-13 gang membership have now been moved out of the high security detention center in California were they had been awaiting deportation. Officials say there wasn’t enough evidence of MS-13 affiliation.

Six Alleged Gang Members Indicted In New Haven

Aug 10, 2017
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U.S. Attorney for Connecticut Deirdre Daly says a long-term investigation into numerous shootings in New Haven has resulted in the indictment of six alleged gang members.

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Cardinal Jose Gregorio Rosa Chavez of El Salvador will visit Long Island next weekend as part of an anti-gang effort in the Catholic community.

Cardinal Chavez is the first cardinal to be appointed to El Salvador, the homeland of many Long Island immigrants as well as the MS-13 gang.  

The visit will be part of a plan to establish anti-gang programs between Long Island and El Salvador.

Catholics leaders also hope the visit will help calm Latino communities that were shaken by the series of MS-13 gang murders in Brentwood and Central Islip.

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