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PBS Talks “The Gang Crackdown” In FRONTLINE Documentary

Written by on 7 Jun 2022

Numerous immigrant teens have gone missing on Long Island since 2016. They’ve all been linked to the violent gang MS-13.

FRONTLINE investigates a slew of killings that led to many immigrant teens being accused of gang affiliation and unlawfully detained. Drawing on interviews with murder victims’ families, accused gang members, top Justice Department officials, local law enforcement and ICE leadership, and civil rights and immigration lawyers, the 2018 documentary “The Gang Crackdown” explores the reasons behind a spike in violence on Long Island.

Long Island is home to one of the U.S.’ largest communities of unaccompanied minors. Watch the full documentary below.

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