Families who lost children to gang violence are SOTU guests

The president calls on Congress to close loopholes that have allowed criminals like the MS-13 gang into the U.S.
3:48 | 01/31/18

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For decades open borders have allowed drugs and gangs. To pour into. Our most vulnerable communities. They've allowed millions of low wage workers to compete for jobs. And wages against the poorest Americans. Most tragically. They have caused the loss of many innocent lives. Here tonight are two fathers and two months Evelyn read reviews. Freddy Cuevas. Elizabeth how are out. And Robert Mickens. Their two teenage daughters Kayla acquaintance. And niece and make kids were close friends on long out. But in September. 2016. On the eve of nieces. Sixteenth first such a happy time it should've been. Neither of them. Came home. These two precious girls. Were brutally murdered while walking together. In their hometown. Six members of the savage MS thirteen gang. Have been charged. With Kayla. And nieces managers. Many of these gang members took advantage of glaring loopholes in our laws. To enter the country. As illegal. Unaccompanied. Alien minors. And wound up. In Kayla and niece's high school. Evelyn. Elizabeth Freddie and Robert. Tonight everyone. In this chamber is praying for you everyone in America is grieving for you. Please stand thank you very much. I want you to know that 320. Million hearts are right now. Breaking for you we love you thank you. Well we cannot imagine the depths of that kind of sorrow we can make sure that other families never have. To endure this kind of pain. Can I am calling on congress to finally close the deadly loophole set of allowed MS thirteen and other criminal gangs to break into our country. We have propose new legislation. That we'll fix our immigration laws. And support our ice and Border Patrol agents these are great people he's a great Greek people. That works so hard in the midst of such danger. So that this can never happen again.

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