The mother of a teen girl who was brutally murdered by members of the MS-13 narco-terrorist organization denounced MSNBC anchor Joy Reid for claiming that only viewers of Fox News are are aware of the violent group. President Donald Trump, in concert with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, have focused on MS-13 in sweeps of criminal illegal aliens. On Tuesday evening, the president honored Elizabeth Alvarado and Robert Mickens, the parents of teen daughter Nisa, who was hacked to death by members of the MS-13 narco-terrorist organization. Alvarado and Mickens were the president’s guests in the gallery at the Capitol Building.

Reacting to Trump’s speech, MSNBC anchor Reid ridiculed Trump’s focus on the criminal gang. Reid said, “He makes it sound like the biggest issue in the United States — the biggest threat is MS-13.” She added, “A gang that nobody who doesn’t watch Fox News has ever heard of.”

Show host Laura Ingraham asked Elizabeth Alvarado on Wednesday for a response to Reid’s comments during an interview on Fox News, and played a clip of Reid’s comments. Alvarado replied, “I have no words.”

“I mean, these are gang members that just, you know, decided to be a judge and a jury to take my daughter out like that,” Alvarado said to Ingraham. “It’s unacceptable. I don’t want it to happen to anyone else’s family but something needs to be done.”

Nisa’s father, Robert Mickens, criticized the Democrats who refused to stand in recognition of his daughter during Trump’s State of the Union address. “I felt it was very disrespectful,” Mickens said. Noting that many of the Democrats “were African-Americans,” Mickens said that it hurt that “they did not have the respect to honor my daughter.” He added, “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.”

Nisa was among 17 related killings attributed to MS-13, which is also known as Mara Salvatrucha. The criminal gang was founded in El Salvador and is noted for its violent crimes and narcotrafficking in Central America and the U.S. 

Nisa's corpse, and that of childhood friend Kayla Cuevas, were found in September 2016 in Long Island, New York. Both girls had been brutally beaten and hacked to death. According to the U.S. Attorney declared that MS-13 gang members swinging bats and machetes left Kayla's body unrecognizable. 

According to The New York Post, 10 of the suspects in the killings of Nisa and Kayla and more than a dozen other slayings are illegal immigrant. Two suspects are legal residents, and just one is an American citizen. One of the suspects had been deported in the past.



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Spero News editor Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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