Two Long Island teens, inseparable in life, walked together into a deadly September attack by four homicidal gangbangers swinging baseball bats and a machete.
So on the evening of September 13, 2016, several MS-13 members attacked the two girls with baseball bats and a machete, striking the girls numerous times in the head and body. The 41-count indictment charged 13 MS-13 members with racketeering, murder, attempted murder, assault, obstruction of justice, arson and other charges. Authorities said 10 of those charged were in the U.S. illegally, coming from either El Salvador or Honduras.
Cuevas’s body was discovered the following day behind a home near the attack.President Trump invited Kayla and Nisa’s parents, Elizabeth Alvarado, Robert Mickens, Evelyn Rodriguez, and Freddy Cuevas, to his State of the Union Address.
“Tonight, everyone in this chamber is praying for you,” Trump said to the parents. “Everyone in America is grieving for you.”
Laying out an immigration plan, he said: “Many of these gang members took advantage of glaring loopholes and our laws to enter the country as illegal, unaccompanied, alien minors.”
Trump’s plan would provide a path to citizenship for nearly 2 million young immigrants living in the country illegally and would also severely limit legal immigration – providing $25 billion for his promised border wall.
On Tuesday night when the President honored the parents of Kayla and Nisa and the victims of illegal immigrant violence the Democrats groaned and sat on their hands.
This was a shocking display – even for today’s Democrats.
On Wednesday night Laura Ingraham invited two of the parents on her show.
Robert Mickens, the father of Nisa Mickens, told Laura he was disappointed with the Democrat Party’s response to his tragedy.
Robert Mickens: “I thought it was very disrespectful. For the simple fact that the Democrats who were there and did not stand up, they were African-Americans. So that hurt me a lot… Regardless of how they feel about the president, they should show the respect, because I would show them the respect if that was their loved one.”