Trump Invites Mother of 16 Year-Old Girl Beaten to Death by MS-13 to State of the Union Address
The murders of Brentwood, New York teenagers Kayla Cuevas and Nisa Mickens in September 2016 shocked the community and galvanized law enforcement.
Cuevas was involved in a series of disputes with MS-13 gang members on social media.
So on the evening of September 13, 2016, several MS-13 members attacked the two girls with baseball bats and a machete, striking the girls numerous times in the head and body.
Cuevas’s body was discovered the following day behind a home near the attack.
In July 2017 Kayla’s parents spoke to FOX News about their daughter’s brutal death.
The White House announced on Monday that Evelyn Rodriquez, Kayla’s mother, was invited to the State of the Union Address on Tuesday.
FOX News reported:
The mother of a 16-year-old Long Island girl killed by members of the MS-13 gang will be in the audience when President Trump delivers his State of the Union Address.
Evelyn Rodriguez, whose 16-year-old daughter Kayla Cuevas was found beaten and stabbed in September 2016 in Brentwood, has also been invited to the White House to speak to Trump before Tuesday’s national address, The New York Times reported Sunday.
She said her visit isn’t tied to the immigration debate that is front and center in Congress’s budget war.
“I just want what’s right to be done,” Rodriguez, 49, told the newspaper. “Everybody should put their political agenda aside and think about what’s going on in our country.”
Trump is likely to address the violent gang, founded in Los Angeles by Salvadoran refugees, and the dangers that illegal immigrants pose to Americans when he addresses the joint session of Congress.