A Fox News report on Tuesday noted that a decline in prosecutions in the nineties and the gang’s recruitment of illegal alien minors here have led to a resurgence. Furthermore, reporter William La Jeunesse remarked that “it’s rare” for MS-13 members to be US citizens, and many are held on immigration violations as a result.
The following map shows MS-13 crime locales in 22 states since 2012:
Never forget that part of the reason for the spread of the MS-13 gang was President Obama’s encouragement of illegal aliens from Central America to flock here en masse. And so they did, including many criminals among the thousands of unaccompanied minors welcomed at the time. As immigration scholar Jessica Vaughan observed, “But when the gang leadership decided to launch a more concerted effort to enlarge in the United States, it was able to take advantage of the Obama administration’s catch-and-release policies for unaccompanied minors apprehended at the border to move in younger members from Central America.”
In February, Vaughan authored a sobering Center for Immigration Studies report, MS-13 Resurgence: Immigration Enforcement Needed to Take Back Our Streets which should be required reading for every member of Congress.
Here are more details about the gang arrests in Las Vegas:
Las Vegas: MS-13 Gang Responsible for 10 Murders in Last Year, Breitbart.com, March 26, 2018
The violent El Salvadorian MS-13 gang is responsible for at least ten murders in Clark County, Nevada, Sheriff Joe Lombardo announced on Monday.
Lombardo said during the news conference that two of the murders by MS-13 occurred in 2017, while the other eight took place this year. All the murders by the gang occurred within a 12-month span, with the latest murder happening less than a week ago, Lombardo confirmed.
“The suspects involved in these crimes are extremely violent and killed their victims over as little as identifying with another gang or participating in street level narcotic sales,” Lombardo said. “All the victims were either shot or stabbed numerous times.”
Lombardo said his sheriff’s department is “confident” that the MS-13 gang members involved in the murders have been located and arrested.
Another official said one victim that had been shot and stabbed multiple times was a former MS-13 gang member. Weeks later, police discovered another murder victim of the gang who had been shot and stabbed. He too was a current or former MS-13 gang member.
The other victims, according to police, were involved with Mexican gangs.
In late 2017, Breitbart News reported how about one-third of the 215 MS-13 gang members arrested that month across the U.S. were unaccompanied minors who had illegally crossed into the country and were later resettled in the country.