Congressman Peter King says “a lot of progress” has been made in the past year to combat the MS-13 gang on Long Island.
“There have been many arrests, there’s been a number of indictments and convictions and we also have to change the laws or at least change the regulations,” King told WOR’s “Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning.”
King is welcoming President Trump to Bethpage on Wednesday, where a roundtable discussion is being held on the gang problem. The Congressman said despite the progress, it’s still too hard to stop these gangs.
“They are in the United States. We can’t just shoot and kill. You have to find them, you have to arrest them and then you have to either imprison them if you can find them guilty or deport them,” King said.
He said if someone is in the country illegally, just being a member of a gang is not enough to deport them.