The tragic murders of Nisa Mickens and Kayla Cueves allegedly by MS13 gang members has prompted representatives at all levels of government to take action against violent gang members. Now there is a call for the president himself to come to the community to see firsthand the devastating effects they have had.
"The President needs to see these mothers and talk to these mothers and talk to them to see what can be done to build up the community," said Rose Kelty, a woman from Brentwood, who requested to Congressman Peter King during a telephone town hall that he should invite the president to the community.
Elizabeth Alvarado, the mother of one of the slain teens, Nisa Mickens, agrees, saying, “He needs to come."
She says President Trump has to see firsthand the pain and suffering that gang violence caused for the families of those they are accused of murdering.
Alvarado continued, “If Obama can mail me a letter and send me condolences, why not Trump come over and see how the real people live when you have this tragedy happen to you?"
Congressman Peter King says he will be meeting with the president in the coming weeks and he will talk with him about the gang issue and the possibility of President Trump coming to Long Island.
"It would highlight a lot of things,” said Congressman King. “One, it would show that the president is committed to supporting police and rooting out and destroying gangs like MS13. It would also show the importance of securing the border. And it would be a way of focusing national attention on the issue gangs which I think has been too long overlooked including on Long Island itself."
“You never know where they are at, you know,” said Nisa Mickens' mother, who claimed anyone who lives in Brentwood lives in fear of the gangs. She hopes more will be done to eradicate them from the community.
FiOS1 News reached out to Tim Sini, the Suffolk County police commissioner, to see if he would be open to the possibility of having President Trump come to Brentwood, but he has declined comment.