Legislator Rob Trotta – Demands Deportation of Illegal Immigrants Who Commit Crimes

Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta, a former member of the Suffolk County Police Department assigned to the FBI’s Violent Gang Task Force for 10 years is asking United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions to mandate the deportation of illegal immigrants convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor involving violence or the use of a weapon in a gang related crime.

Today more than ever, Long Island has become the frontline in the battle against gang violence. Over the years and most recently, the Ms-13 have been accused of many brutal murders and heinous crimes against our residents, especially our young people.

While on the Task Force, Trotta was part of the team involved in tracking, arresting and interrogating members of various gangs here and abroad, which has given him an insight into their behavior and operations.

Legislator Trotta knows first-hand that a coordinated effort will be required to deplete MS-13’s ranks, devastate their networks and curtail their revenue sources. The deportation of all illegal immigrants convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor involving violence is a step in the right direction. “I believe this policy is necessary in supporting our combined and coordinated local, state and federal enforcement efforts as the spread of gang activity is directly linked to illegal immigration,” said Trotta.

“In 2012, County Executive Bellone supported the irresponsible decision to suspend the police department’s participation in the FBI Gang Task Force. Make no mistake; we are paying for that decision today,” said Legislator Trotta


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