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The leader. (Freeport, N.Y.) 1941-1987, December 27, 2018, Image 2

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JANUARY 17 alleged MS-13 members indicted By NADYA NATALY Nadya Nataly/Herald THE LATINO TOWN Hall meeting welcomed Nassau County leaders on Jan. 11. Latinos speak out on TPS cancellations By NADYA NATALY nnataly@liherald.com Members of the Freeport Latino com- munity said they welcomed the chance to share their fears and concerns with elected officials at a Latino Town Hall meeting organized by State Sen. John Brooks, a Democrat from Seaford, at the Freeport Bible Center on Jan. 11. Front and center on people's minds was President Trump's recent decision to can- cel Temporary Protected Status for 200,000 Salvadoran refugees living in the United States, including 14,000 on Long Island. \The latest news does confirm TPS is canceled for Salvadorans,\ said panelist Osman Canales, the Long Island Center for Independent Living's director of Hispanic outreach services. \I encourage you all to stay informed, and keep in mind that the El Salvador embassy in Brentwood and the Honduran embassy in New York City are offering help.\ nnataly@liherald.com Seventeen alleged members of the international criminal gang MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, were indicted by a Nas- sau County grand jury on charges of mur- der, conspiracy and trafficking on Jan. 11. That afternoon, seven of the 17 were escorted into County Court in Mineola. According to James Hunt, the US. Drug Enforcement Administration's special agent in charge, those arrested included the highest-level MS-13 leader in the North- east, though officials had not identified him as the Herald went to press on Jan. 17. The 21-count indictment charges the defendants with a variety of crimes. All 17 men face up to 25 years to life in prison if convicted of the top charges, according to the Nassau County district attorney's office. Two of the defendants, David Sosa Guevara, 26, and Victor Lopez, 29, are charged with murdering Angel Soler, 16 of Roosevelt, on July 21, 2017. They allegedly buried Soler's body in a wooded area near the Baldwin-Roosevelt border, where it was found on Oct 19,2017. The arrests also follow the grim discov- ery of the remains of Javier Castillo, 19, of Central Islip, in Cow Meadow Park in Free- port on Oct. 25,2017, and Kerin Pineda, 15, in a wooded area between Freeport and Christina Daly/Herald AUGUSTINE BENfTEZ WAS an alleged MS-13 gang members swept up by the indictment Merrick, just north of the Long Island Rail Road tracks that run parallel to Sunrise Highway on Oct 27,2017. Good Shepherd Hospice Catholic Health Services At the heart of health Good Shepherd Hospice Inpatient Center, a 12-bed unit, is opening in Rockville Centre on the grounds of Mercy Medical Center. This facility will provide state-of-the-art amenities and the comfort of home to ensure quality care for both patients and their families. Home Health Aide Opportunities Inpatient (Day & Night Shift) -12 Hour Shift Community-Based - 8 Hour Shift Valid NYS HHA Certification Minimum 1 year experience Unit Secretary Opportunities Evening and Weekend Shifts At THE ONLY INPATIENT CATHOLIC HOSPICE IN NASSAU COUNTY IS HIRING HOME HEALTH AIDES AND UNIT SECRETARIES. We offer an excellent compensation package, generous paid time off and a collaborative team environment. For immediate consideration, please email your resume to hr@chsli.org, or apply online at: jobs.chsli.org/goodshepherd

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