It was known at the time that the minors were mostly teenaged males, not children of both genders. A Maryland sheriff testified to a House committee in 2016, “The criminal alien gang numbers are growing across the nation, and the serious crimes are increasing. There is also a direct nexus between the action on unaccompanied minors of two years ago and the increases we are seeing in gang crimes.”
Now we learn that the Obama administration knowingly allowed 16 MS-13 gangsters to enter and be transported throughout the nation. Certainly there were likely many more than that, as we can see from the gang murder explosion that included high school victims on Long Island precisely because of Obama policies of redistributing Central American fleebags including criminals. The Obama approach consisted of welcoming illegal aliens and calling them refugees.
Tucker Carlson explained the previous administration’s reckless illegality that imported some of the world’s most dangerous gangsters to America:
Below, MS-13 gangsters are known for their violence: the gang’s initiation involves beating someone to death in front of others.
The subject of the MS-13 gangsters was brought up first thing by Chair Ron Johnson during Wednesday’s Senate hearing, Border Insecurity: The Rise of MS-13 and Other Transnational Criminal Organizations. You can watch a video at the link.
Here’s a text explanation:
Obama admin knew gang members were part of illegal immigrant surge: Whistleblower, By Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, May 24, 2017
The Obama administration knowingly let in at least 16 admitted MS-13 gang members who arrived at the U.S. as illegal immigrant teenagers in 2014, a top senator said Wednesday, citing internal documents that showed the teens were shipped to juvenile homes throughout the country.
Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said a whistleblower turned over Customs and Border Protection documents from 2014 detailing the 16 persons who were caught crossing the border.
“CBP apprehended them, knew they were MS-13 gang members, and they processed and disbursed them into our communities,” Mr. Johnson, Wisconsin Republican, said.
The gang members were part of the surge of UAC, or “unaccompanied alien children,” as the government labels them, who overwhelmed the Obama administration in 2014, leaving Homeland Security struggling to staunch the flow from Central America.
Officials at the time said the children should be treated as refugees fleeing horrific conditions back home — though security analysts said the children were prime recruiting territory for gangs already in the U.S.
Mr. Johnson said the image of UAC as little children is misleading. Out of nearly 200,000 UAC apprehended between from 2012 to 2016, 68 percent were ages 15, 16 or 17 — meaning older teens. The majority were also male, making them targets for gang recruiting.
Mr. Johnson revealed the documents at a hearing on the dangers posed by MS-13.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, the ranking Democrat on the committee, said she wants to get rid of gangs, but criticized the release of the whistleblower documents, saying it may have hurt active investigations or otherwise dented efforts to get the gang members out of the country.
“I have concerns that these documents were released so quickly,” she said.
The UAC surge has long been suspected of providing a new pool of recruits for MS-13 and other gangs in the U.S., though the actual numbers are unclear.
There have been a series of anecdotal reports, however, of UAC who were placed into community schools and ended up taking part in violent gang activities.