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Why Trump Focused on MS-13 Gang Violence in His State of the Union Address | FRONTLINE

During his State of the Union address, President Trump talked about MS-13 – a gang that’s made national headlines for a string of teen murders on Long Island. Here’s the story of how one community’s tragedy has become a talking point in the administration’s fight for tougher immigration policy.

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“The Gang Crackdown” investigates how law enforcement is trying to stop MS-13, and how the gang’s slew of gruesome killings led to many immigrant teens being accused of gang affiliation and unlawfully detained.

Watch the full documentary starting Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at 10/9c on PBS & online: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/the-gang-crackdown/

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