UPDATED 7:14 AM PT — Tuesday, January 15, 2019
The White House is ramping up its push for immigration reform in the wake of recent MS-13 stabbings. In a tweet Monday, the Trump administration denounced a violent attack on two high school students in New York, which was carried out by suspected illegal alien teenagers.
The White House urged Congress to close the DACA loophole that is allowing underage criminals to be in the U.S.
Another stabbing at the hands of MS-13 that could have been prevented. Enough is enough. Congress, close this loophole!https://t.co/Y9NlVcYfWd
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 14, 2019
This comes after two teenagers were stabbed at a Burger King in Long Island by three alleged DACA recipients, who arrived in the U.S. back in 2016.
Following the incident, President Trump reiterated a border wall will put an end to alien crime across the U.S.
In a separate statement, the Department of Homeland Security confirmed violent criminals are exploiting loopholes in immigration law to remain in the U.S.