MS 13 Gangs Not A Dream

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

Before academics downplay the dangers of MS 13 gangs that the President highlighted in his State of the Union message, they should contemplate the realities that U. S. law enforcement agents, not to mention citizens, face.

“Angel Melendez, special agent in charge in Homeland Security Investigations’ New York office, said a stunning 30 percent of MS-13 members arrested in recent anti-gang operations came to the U.S. as part of the surge of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) that overwhelmed the Obama administration in its final years in office,” Stephen Dinan reports in The Washington Times. “Agent Melendez said of 40,810 UAC who arrived in the U.S. and were granted initial entry in 2017, more than half of them are males ages 13 to 17 from the Central American countries that serve as the source for MS-13.”

“He said not all of those UAC are gang members, but MS-13 is ‘looking at these 20k AUC that came into the United States as potential recruits to refill their ranks.’”