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Articles, Newspaper Clippings, and Works Cited

Works Cited


“In El Salvador, Gang Violence is a Part of Everyday Life: Part 1” ABC News · May 20, 2016

“Gang Violence in El Salvador: A Year-Long Look: ABC News · May 17, 2016

“Gangs of El Salvador” VICE News · Nov 30, 2015

“Living Next Door to MS-13” VOA News · May 25, 2018

“Inside Casa Padre” The Washington Post · June 14, 2018

Newspaper Articles:

“Inside Casa Padre, the converted Walmart where the U.S. is holding nearly 1,500 immigrant children” The Washington Post · June 14, 2018

“’They Keep Finding Bodies’: Gang Violence in Long Island Town Fuels Immigration Debate” The New York Times (New York, New York) · Oct 2, 2016

“What Trump Doesn’t Understand About MS13” The Atlantic · June 26, 2017

“Six MS-13 gang members busted in Long Island teens’ murders” New York Daily News · Mar 3, 2017

“Inside Gang Territory in Honduras” The New York Times · May 13, 2019

“How Trump Helps MS-13” The New York Times · May 10, 2019

“Emails Show Long Island Police Department Worked Closely With ICE” Documented · May 27, 2020

“Trump is Making MS-13 Stronger” The New York Times · Feb 17, 2018

“Latinos, in Class-Action Case, Accuse Suffolk County Police of Bias and Harassment” The New York Times · April 29, 2015

“Ex-Suffolk County Police Chief’s Arrest Comes Amid a Broader Federal Inquiry” The New York Times · Jan 3, 2016

“Scrutiny for Suffolk County’s District Attorney Amid a U.S. Inquiry” The New York Times · Feb 8, 2016

“The Satanic History of MS-13” The Washington Post · Dec 20,2017

“Suffolk County District Attorney on Defensive as U.S. Inquiry Expands” The New York Times · Jun 2, 2016

“Former Long Island Prosecutors Sentenced in Plot to Protect Police Chief” The New York Times · Aug 10, 2021

Additional Sites:

Fact Sheet: Immigrant Youths and MS-13 (

Dispatcher Radio Codes and Signals (