Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Justice Department is going to start cracking down on the violent gang.
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MS-13 – Mara Salvatrucha – is being blamed for a rash of homicides on suburban Long Island, N.Y.
Sessions added that so-called sanctuary cities are “aiding these cartels to refill their ranks.”
Detectives say the killings had all the hallmarks of a MS-13 murder. Last week, the bodies of four young men were discovered in a Long Island park.
In September, two teen girls were also targeted for murder. Seven members of MS-13 have been arrested and charged.
Many of the ultra-violent gang’s members are immigrants from Latin American countries, particularly El Salvador.
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President Donald Trump is fingering the Obama administration’s “weak” immigration policies for the psychopathic MS-13 street gang taking root in the U.S.
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MS-13 is now one of the largest gangs in the world with its tentacles in virtually every U.S. state. In Canada, the gang is at an embryonic state, particularly in B.C.
And cops are predicting the road ahead will be difficult.
“They come from Central America. “They’re killing and raping everybody out there. They’re illegal. They’re tougher than any people you’ve ever met,” he said. And they are finished.”
“This is a long-term war, and make no mistake about it, it’s a war,” Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini said.
We are removing them fast!” allowed bad MS 13 gangs to form in cities across U.S. Trump tweeted Tuesday: “The weak illegal immigration policies of the Obama Admin.
In December, the newly-elected president took aim at the gang in an interview with Time.
(AP/PHOTO) President Donald Trump is taking aim at the Obama administration’s “weak” immigration policies for the psychopathic MS-13 street gang taking root in the U.S.
He claimed the thugs “represent one of the gravest threats to American safety.”