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The Trump administration vowed Tuesday to crack down on MS-13, a notoriously brutal Central American street gang blamed for a recent series of killings in suburban New York, and accused Obama-era border policies of allowing its ranks to flourish.As Central American communities have grown, so has the gang, which is now estimated at 30,000 members operating in semi-autonomous cliques mostly in Central and North America. More than 10,000 MS-13 are in the U.S., according to federal law enforcement officials. However, the FBI doesn't break down its national crime statistics by gang affiliation, and the bureau doesn't collect MS-13-specific data, a spokeswoman said.Authorities suspect MS-13 members are behind last week's slayings in Long Island of four young people, which are among 11 killings that have rattled the working-class immigrants of Central Islip, New York, since September.More than 2.5 million people were deported under Obama's policies, many characterized as suspected or confirmed gang members.
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