MS-13 has been in the news a lot over the last two years, thanks mostly to President Trump’s laser-focus on destroying the gang’s presence in the United States. For those who may not know, this gang has become the most feared and violent street gang in America, and they’ve infiltrated our communities mostly through illegal immigration.
MS-13 is a Salvadoran gang born in Los Angeles in the 1980’s but populated today by Central American criminals. The gang’s penchant for violence is so infamous that the Mexican cartels even hire them out as enforcers in their continually escalating drug wars with each other and with the civil governments.
Even more terrifying is the fact that the gang has not just found its way into our cities – like New York and Los Angeles – but that they’ve also wormed their way into suburban and rural communities as well.
President Trump singled out MS-13 during his campaign for the White House, tying the group’s rise to the lax illegal immigration enforcement of the Obama administration, and the DOJ’s refusal to take hard measures against the criminal activity of illegal aliens.
He’s continued using this murderous gang as the central figure in his fight against rising gang crime, and while you’d think this would be an issue that both the left and the right could unite around… it hasn’t been. In fact, Democrat leaders have been heard defending the thugs of MS-13 and even arguing that Republicans are worse than these horrible animals.
Ben Shapiro called the left’s reaction to the MS-13 conversation “Trump’s magic power”! This is spot-on:
Tucker Carlson ripped the left for caring more about politics than defending our streets from violent criminals:
“Why would the left be defending the country’s most violent street gang? Trump has made them irrational. That is part of it. But the left also senses a threat to its basic worldview. MS-13 is a living reminder that the left’s position on immigration is fundamentally a lie. The media tell you every day that every immigrant, legal or not, is a future brain surgeon or tech company founder. Therefore, immigration controls are unnecessary.
If they admit MS-13 is bad and must be stopped, they’d have to also admit that when some countries send their people here, they aren’t sending their best. A lot of immigrants are great, for sure. Some are rapists, though. Some joint MS-13. That’s just true. They aren’t all the same because people aren’t all the same. That’s the point of our immigration law. They’re not the same. We should sort the good from the bad.”
When the VICE reporter asked a few former members why President Trump had singled out MS-13, they answered honestly, and with terrifying clarity.
“Because it’s the one that is causing the most damage worldwide…
They’re the most vicious…
They don’t care if they leave children without a father, or widows, they don’t care about any of it. They only care about destruction.”
The White House also stood up against the Democrats who have been defending MS-13 and explained why they were “animals” and why America needs to fight back against the plague of gang violence.
Cross Posted from Constitution.com