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Letter to the Editor: Linking violence, immigration isn't helpful
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From Mary Michal Barneveld To the editor: In his State of the Union message, President Trump made the case for his immigration proposal by citing violence on the part of MS-13, also known as Mara Salvatrucha. In my opinion, linking immigration with a violent gang is a serious error, and is not helpful in advancing solid immigration reform. MS-13 is indeed a violent gang that originated in the 1980s in Los Angeles.