Chicago’s open door to illegal immigrants awaiting naturalization under President Obama’s, now stalled, immigration reform may have just bit them in the back.
A group of seven gang members, suspected of belonging to Mexico’s brutal MS-13 gang who are well know known for attacking rivals with machete, committed a brutal assault with a machete in a Chicago train station Monday, sending a man to the hospital with serious injuries.
According to WGN-TV, around 12:30 a.m. Monday morning a 26-year-old man and his 17-year-old brother were waiting for the next train at the Kidzie stop on Chicago’s Brown Line. A group of seven youths then approached the pair as they sat on a bench minding their own business.
One of the members of the group asked the two to flash their gang signs, they refused, telling the group of thugs that they weren’t in a gang. Police said that 18-year-old Mario Elvira then pulled out a machete and struck the older male in the head with it, continuing to violently take swings at him until a train approached causing the group to flee the scene. ABC7 reports that the older victim remains hospitalized and is in stable condition. The attack caused a gash 6 inches long and 1 ½ inches deep that required over 30 stitches to close.
Police said the seven suspects – Elvira; Jean Salvatierra, 23; Kevin Ramierz, 19; Kevar Preston, 20; and two 15-year-old males and one 15-year-old female – immediately fled the scene. Police were able to apprehend them a short time after the attacks. They are all charged with robbery, aggravated battery and criminal trespass. The three minors will also face charges.
WGN reports that the border patrol was called in to investigate the immigration status of the assailants. The investigation revealed that 6 of the 7 were here illegally and were awaiting amnesty under Obama’s DACA executive order.