tv President Trump Vows Crackdown on MS-13 Gang Violence CSPAN July 28, 2017 2:06pm-2:45pm EDT
>> mr. president, i also rise with my colleague, tremendously moved by my friend from hawaii. why can't you show the compassion to others that you showed to me. >> we do have to leave the debate. you can always find our coverage online at cspan.org. just type senate healthcare on the main page. will take you live to new york for remarks from president trump on border security. we will hear first from peter king. >> if you take the ferry vote over to stanton island, you'll
find mr. donovan, a great guy. let me acknowledge all the men and women of law-enforcement better here today. the local police, the state police, the federal law enforcement the outstanding job that you do. we thank you for your service and let me tell you, you will have no, you can never have a greater advocate in the white house than president trump. [applause] president trump knows that blue lives matter. he will always be in your corner, he will always have your back. ms 13 is a brutal gang of vicious murderers and we have several family members who have personally gone through horrible anguish that has resulted from these vicious murders that have been carried out. i can tell you personally, from my conversations in the white house with president
trump and phone calls on a sunday morning that he is absolutely committed to devastated and decimating and destroying ms 13. this is an absolute obsession he has. when you talk to him about it, he is absolutely dedicated and he is going to get that job done. ms 13 is going to be destroyed and were not going to worry about political correctness. president trump stands with good people in brentwood. he stands with people of long island and the people of america. he stands with us, he speaks for us and he fights for us, and now, ladies and gentlemen, if i would be allowed from one guy who grew up in queens to anothe another, it's my privilege to introduce the president of the united states
>> thank you very much. this is certainly being home for me. i've spent a lot of time right here. i was in queens so i would come here and this was like the luxury location for me. i love it. i love the people here, even coming in from the airport, i sat with nikki haley who is here someplace. ambassador nikki haley who is so incredible. she has seen crowds in her life and she said boy, those are really big crowds. crowds of people lining the streets all the way over here. it's really a special place. when i heard about this, i said i want to do that one. but i really wanted to do it not because of location, but because as you know, i am a big believer and admirer of the people in law enforcement. from day one. [applause]
we love our police. we love our sheriff's, and we love our ice officers. they have been working hard. thank you. they have been working hard. together we are going to restore safety to our streets and peace to our communities. we are going to destroy the vile criminal cartel ms 13, and many other gangs, but ms 13 is particularly violent. they don't like shooting people because it's too quick, it's too fast. i was reading one of these animals was caught and explained they like to knife them and cut them and let them die slowly because that way it's more painful and they enjoy watching that much more. these are animals. we are joined today by police and sheriffs from suffix,
nassa nassau, dutchess and county. state police from new york and new jersey. many of you i know. great friends. immigration and customs enforcement officers and law enforcement personnel from a number of federal agencies. we are loaded up with great people. that's what i call it the reason i came, on behalf of the american people, i want to say thank you very much. [applause] >> i don't think you know how much the public respects and admires you.
you're saving american lives everyday and we have your back, believe me, we have your backs one 100%. not like the old days. you know when you want to take over used military equipment, they were saying you couldn't do it, you know what i said, you can do it. in fact, that stuff is disappearing so fast we have none left. you guys really know how to get that, but that's my honor, and i'll tell you what, it's being put to good use. i especially want to thank ice director tom home and who has done an incredible job in just a short period of time.
get up here. [applause] tom is determined to rid our nations of cartels and criminals who are praying on our citizens, and i can only say keep up the great work. he is a tough guy. seventy said the other day, someone who is interviewed and they said he looks very nasty and mean and i said that's what i'm looking for. that's exactly what i was looking for, and for that i want to congratulate john kelly who has done an incredibly job of secretary of homeland security. one of our real stars. john kelly is one of our great stars spread the border is down 78%.
under past administrations, the border didn't go down, it went up, but if it went down 1% it was like this was a great thing. it's down 78%. in fact, the southern border of mexico, we did them a big favor, they get very little traffic because they know they're not going to get through the border to the united states. that whole group has been incredible. let me also express our gratitude to the members of the new york delegation here today congressman chris collins. right from the beginning he said trump is going to win. that's why i like him. i didn't like him that much before but now i love him. [applause]
dan donovan, thanks don and lee who i supported right from the beginning when he said he didn't have a chance at beating a popular incumbent. i saw him in the debate and i said i think this guy's got a win but he fought a pretty popular guy and i said i think he's going to win and he won pretty easily pretty good. i'm proud of you. great job. and of course, a legend, someone we all know very well, sort of my neighbor but he's really a great and highly respected man in washington, congressman peter king. [applause] a very respected guy. he is a respected man that people like to ask opinions of. i do.
congressman king and his colleagues know the terrible pain and violence ms 13 has inflicted upon this community, and this country. if you remember, just a little more than two years ago when i came down the escalator with millennia, and i made a speech, people said what does he know, what doe is he talking about. remember bedlam. then they said you know, he's right so i'm honored to have brought it to everyone's attention, but the suffering and the pain that we were going through, and now you can look the numbers, it's a whole different world and it will get better and better and better because we've been able to start nipping it in the bud. we've nipped it in the bud, ms 13, the cartel has spread gruesome bloodshed throughout the united states.
we've gotten a lot of them out of here. a big percentage but the rest are coming. they will be out of here quickly. [applause] so i asked tom on the plane, he was in air force one. i said how do you like it. he said i like it. i said hey tom, how tough are these guys, and ms 13. he said there nothing compared to my guys, and that's what you need. sometimes that's what you need. for many years, they exploited america's weak borders and lax immigration enforcement to bring drugs and violence to cities and towns all across america. they are there right now because of weak political leadership, weak leadership, weak policing, and in many cases, because the police weren't allowed to do their job, i've met police were
great police who aren't allowed to do their job because they have a pathetic mayor were merit that doesn't know what is going on. [applause] were you applauding for someone in particular? it's sad. you look at what's happening, it's sad, but hopefully, certainly in the country, those days are over. you might have a little longer to wait. from now on, we are going to enforce our laws, protect our borders, and support our police like our police have never been supported before.
we are going to support you like you've never been supported before. fewer communities have suffered worse at the hands of these ms 13 thugs than the people of long island. it's hard to believe. i grew up on long island i didn't know about this. then all of a sudden, this is like a new phenomenon. our hearts and our nation grieve for the victims and their families. since january 16, think of this. ms 13 gang members have brutally murdered 17 beautiful young lives in this area on long island alone. think of it. they butchered those little girls. they kidnap, they extort, they rape and they rob.
they prey on children. they shouldn't be here. they stomp on their victims and beat them with gloves and slash them with machetes and they stab them with knives. they have transformed peaceful parks and beautiful quiet neighborhoods into bloodstained killing fields. they are animals. we cannot tolerate, as a society, the spilling of innocent, young, wonderful, vibrant people. sons and daughters. we cannot accept this violence one day more. can't do it. when i going to do it.
you're not going to allow to happen and we are backing you up one 100%, remember that. one 100%. it is the policy disput to dismantle, decimate and eradicate ms 13 at every other, they were already in here and they were all let in here during a short period of time. not during my time, believe me, but we are getting them out. they're going to jail and back to the country, or they're going back to their country. one by one, we are liberating our american towns. can you believe in saying that. i'm talking about liberating
the town, like in the old wild west. we are liberating our towns. and never thought i'd be standing up your talking about liberating the towns on long island, where i grew up, but that's what you're doing. i can tell you, i saw some photos where tom's guys, rough guys, i don't want to say it because those say that's not politically correct, he can have rough people doing this work, just like they don't have rich people at the head of treasury. like i want a rich guy at the head of treasury. [applause] i want a rich guy at the head of commerce because we been
screwed so badly on trade deals, i want people that made a lot of money to make a lot of money for our country. either way, as i was walking up they just give me the numbers. our numbers just enough this morning. cdp is double from the first quarter. 2.6%. we are doing well. we are doing really well we took off all those restrictions and some more statutory that we stuck with for a little while but eventually that statute comes up and we can cut a lot more, but we've sort of liberated the world of creating jobs like you are liberating us and the people who live in areas, but i have to say, one by one, we are indeed freeing up these great american towns and
cities that are under siege from gang violence. look at los angeles. look at chicago. what is going on. is anyone here from chicago? we have to send some of you to chicago. what's going on. to see what's happening there? do we agree? is there something maybe. [applause] i have to tell you one chicago story. chicago is having this unbelievable violence. people being killed four, five, six and a weekend. something was going on. when i was running, we had motorcycle brigades take us to the planes and one of the guys, really respected police
officer was at the head. he was the boss. he actually talked like the bos boss. come on, get lined up. because i always take pictures with the guys. they say don't do it but i always do it. other candidates didn't do it that i was beating by 40 points. maybe that's why was winning but other candidates when do it. i was took pictures with the police. but we are in chicago have massive motorcycle brigades. those people had to volunteer. from what i understand have to volunteer. i had the biggest brigades. sometimes almost 300 motorcycle motorcycles, even i was impressed. but the head and it was nothing but motorcycles. they would volunteer from all over. this one guy was impressive. he was a rough cookie and really respected guy. i could see that. he said, get over here.
i said so you're from chicago. and he said yes, sir. i said what's going on. he said the problem. [inaudible] how long would it take you to straighten out this problem. he said if you give me the authority, a couple days. i really mean it. i said you really think so, he said we normal. the officers clean all the bad ones your area. we know mall. a couple of days, i said you've got to be kidding. commute card. he gave me his card and i sent it may or. i said you want to try using the sky. guess what happened never heard and last week they had another record. it's horrible that we are just
getting started. we will restore law and order on long island. we will bring back justice to the united states. i'm happy to have a great justice of the united states from court, not only nominated but approved. your second amendment is safe. your second amendment is safe. i feel very good about that. it wasn't looking so good for the second amendment. trump doesn't win, your second amendment is gone. i have a simple message today for every gang member and criminal alien letter threatening so violently are people. we will find you, we will arrest you, we will tell you
and we will deport you. [applause] you know, we had some problems with certain countries, we still do with a couple countries but will take care of it. anytime we have a trade deficit, it's very easy, which is honest everywhere. we have trade deficits with almost every country because we had a lot of bad negotiators making deals with other countries. we had certain countries where they would take the people back. i said that's okay, no more trade but also they started taking their people back. it's amazing. they used just send the former secretary of state, please call, please work it so we can
take them in these to tell us know, we won't take back. they take back with us. the other administration. i said why didn't use that, the pirates economics? we think one thing is nothing to do with that of the. i said really? will have big deficits and it won't take back these criminals that came from there and should be back there? bbelieve me to meet everything matters. they are all taking them back. ice offices really recently conducted a large crack down on criminal gangs in the history of our country. in just six weeks ice and our law enforcement partners arrested nearly 1400 suspects
and seized more than 200 illegal firearms, and some beauties, and nearly some 600 pounds of narcotics. the men and women of i.c.e. are turning the tide in the battle against ms-13. but we need more resources from congress, and we're getting them. congress is actually opening up and really doing a job. they should have approved healthcare last night, but you can't have everything. boy, oh boy, the been working on that one for seven years. can you believe that? the swamp, but we'll get it done. we are going get it done. i said from the beginning, let obamacare implode, and then do it. i turned out to be right. let obamacare implode. [applause]
>> right now we have less than 6000 enforcement and removal officers in i.c.e. this is not enough to protect a nation of more than 320 million people. it's essential that congress fund another 10,000 i.c.e. officers, and we are asking for that, so we can eliminate ms-13 and rude at the criminal cartels from our country. we're getting them out anyway but would like to get them out a lot faster. and when you see these towns and when you see these thugs being thrown into the back of the paddy wagon, you just see them thrown in, rough. i said please don't be too nice. like when you guys put somebody in the car and you're protecting their head, you know, the way you put your hand over? like don't hit their head and they just kill somebody. don't hit their head. i said you can take the hand away, okay?
[applause] it's essential that congress fund hundreds more federal immigration judges and prosecutors, and we need them quickly, quickly. if are going to dismantle these deadly networks and had to tell you, the laws are so horrendously stacked against us because for years and years they been made to protect the criminal. totally made to protect the criminal. not the opposite. you do something wrong you are in more jeopardy than they are. these laws are stacked against you. we are changing those laws but in the meantime we need judges for the simplest things, things you should be able to do without a judge. we have to have those judges quickly. in the meantime we're trying to change the laws. we also worked with kevin bob goodlatte on a series of enforcement measures, and he's a
terrific guy, to keep our country safe from crime and terrorism. and in particular radical islamic terrorism. [applause] >> a term never uttered by past administration. never uttered. did anybody ever hear that term? i don't think so. you heard it from me. that includes cracking down on sanctuary cities that defy federal law, shield these overstays, and that release dangerous criminals back into the united states communities. that's what's happening. they are releasing them. so many deaths when they release money back into the community. and they know it's going to end that way. that's sad. they know it's going to end that way. we are ending those procedures. we have to secure --
[applause] i spoke to parents, incredible parents. i got to know so many parents of children that were so horribly killed, burned to death, beaten to death. just the worst kind of death you can ever, stuffed in barrels. and the person that did it was released, and you look at the file and there were letter after letter after letter of people begging not to let this animal back into society, that this would happen. it would happen quickly. was he like it would happen over a long parade of time. they were saying it would happen quickly. its total violence. he is a totally violent person. you cannot let this person out. let the person out and sometimes it would happen like on the first day. and then you have to talk to the parents and hold the parents and
huggehug them, and they are cryi mean, crying. their lives are destroyed. nobody thinks about those people. they don't think about those people. they are devastated. but we are ending so much of it. we are ending hopefully all of that. the laws are tough. the laws are stacked against us, but we are ending them. [applause] so we're going to secure our border against illegal entry, and we will build the wall. that i can tell you. [applause] in fact, last night, you don't read about this too much but was approved 1.6 billion or the phase one of the wall which is not only designed for the start of construction over a period of about two years but the start of construction for a great border wall. and we're going to build a the wall is vital, and vital as a
tool for ending the humanitarian disaster brought and really brought on by drug smugglers. and new word to him too much of, human traffickers. this is a term that's been going on from the beginning of time, and they say it's worse now than it ever was. you go back 1000 years where you think if human trafficking. you go back 500 years, c200, 100 years, 100 years. human trafficking, they say, think of it, but they do, human trafficking is worse now, maybe than it's ever been in history of this world. we need a wall. we also need to go for the drugs because the drugs are not going through walls are easily come especially the walls that i built. i'm a very big builder. you know more better than most. that's why we're here. to build a better wall.
we will build a real walter we will build a wall that works, and it's going to have a huge impact on the inflow of drugs coming across. the wall is almost, that could be one of the main reasons you have to have it. it's an additional tool to stop the inflow of drugs into our country. the previous administration enacted an open door policy to illegal immigrants from central america. welcome in your come in, please. please here as a result ms-13 surged into the country and scoured and just absolutely destroyed so much in front of it. newer arrivals came in and they were all made recruits of each other. and they fought with each other and then they fought outside of each other and it got worse and worse and returned that back. in the three years before i took office, more than 150,000
unaccompanied alien minors arrived at the border and were released all throughout our country into united states communities. at a tremendous monetary cost to local taxpayers. and also a great cost to life and safety. nearly 4000 from this wave were released into suffolk county. congratulations. including seven who are now indicted for murder. you know about that. in washington, d.c., region, at least 42 alien minors from the border search have been recently implicated in ms-13 related violence, including 19 charged in killings or attempted killings. you say what happened to the old
days where people came into this country, they worked and they worked and it worked and their families and they pay taxes and they did all sorts of things, and their families got stronger and they were closely knit. we don't see that. failure to enforce our immigration laws have predictable results. drugs, gangs and violence. but that's all changing now. under the trump administration america is once more a nation of laws, and once again a nation that stands up for our law enforcement officers. [applause] we will defend our country,
protect our communities, and put the safety of the american people first. and i'm doing that with law enforcement, and we're doing that with trade, and we doing that with so much else. it's called america first. it's called an expression i'm sure you've never heard of, make america great again. has anybody heard that expression? have you heard that expression? [applause] that is my promise to each of you. that is the oath i took as president, and that is my sacred pledge to the american people. thank you everyone here today. you are really special special americans. and thank you in particular to
the great police, sheriffs, and i.c.e. officers. you do a spectacular job. the country loves you. the country respects you. you don't hear it, but believe me, they respect you as much as they respect anything. there is to respect about our country. you are spectacular people. [applause] >> because of the danger of your job, which people also understand fully, i leave you with the following. thanthank you, and may god bless you. may god bless the united states of america. thank yothank you very much. thank you. thank you very much. ♪
♪ >> president donald trump wrapping of his on immigration, border security and gang violence. if you missed in his remarks we will have them available shortly online c-span.org. just type president trump in the search bar. gang activity was of the topic of a recent house judiciary committee hearing. we will take a look at that now. >> it is now 10:00. th