Sessions Wants To Be Tough On Crime, Starting With MS-13

Posted April 19, 2017

Attorney General Jeff SessionsJeff SessionsSessions targets Salvadoran crime gang MS-13 Warren: No plans to run for president Homeland Security courthouse dragnet endangers immigrant families MORE is blaming open borders and lax immigration enforcement for the growth of Salvadoran crime gang MS-13 in the United States.

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In a meeting with representatives of law enforcement and government agencies, Sessions claimed gangs like MS-13 are one of the biggest threats facing the U.S.

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"We can not allow this to continue".

Donald Trump signed an executive order shortly after taking office in which he asked the Justice Department to convene a working group to go after transnational criminal organizations like MS-13, whose formal name is Mara Salvatrucha. "We will secure our border, expand immigration enforcement and choke off supply lines", said Sessions. MS-13 gang members hail from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, and the gang targets immigrant children for recruitment. "It was just tough to find out anything about them", Trottier said. As Central American communities have grown, so has the gang, which is now estimated at 30,000 members operating in semi-autonomous cliques mostly in Central and North America. "And with a good, lawful border, many of them would not be here".

In an essay published yesterday via USA Today, Sessions explained his policy for overseeing police departments, which he says needs to start with avoiding "harmful federal intrusion into the daily work of local police".