Rep. Zeldin to Travel with President Trump to Long Island Tomorrow for Roundtable re Combating MS-13
PATCHOGUE, NY - On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) will travel with President Trump from Washington, D.C. to Bethpage, NY, where a roundtable discussion will take place at the Morrelly Homeland Security Center, regarding efforts to combat MS-13 on Long Island as well as other violent criminal organizations. Congressmen Peter King (R, NY-2) and Dan Donovan (R, NY-11) will also be traveling with President Trump and Congressman Zeldin aboard Air Force One to participate in this event.
“From the vicious machete attack of four young men in Central Islip, to the childhood best friends brutally murdered by MS-13 in Brentwood, our community has witnessed the indiscriminate brutality of gang violence first hand,” Congressman Zeldin said ahead of the event. “Every level of government has a role to play in combating the rise of MS-13 and other gangs, and we must crack down on the aspects of our nation’s broken immigration system and other policies that have allowed MS-13 and other gangs to take hold in our communities and stay there. Furthermore, we must ensure our community’s law enforcement officials have the resources they need to safely and effectively do their jobs on the ground in our communities. Securing our neighborhoods shouldn’t be a partisan issue, and I applaud President Trump for traveling back to Long Island, an area that has been hit hard by gang violence, to hear directly from those most impacted.”
In July 2017, President Trump visited Suffolk County to discuss his administration’s efforts to combat MS-13. Then in February 2018, Rep. Zeldin met with President Trump at the White House on this important topic.