“MS-13 is not the largest street gang in the United States; it is increasingly the most violent and well-organized,” an official with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) told the House Homeland Security Committee Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence on Tuesday morning. The FBI assistant director said the gang had a “propensity for gruesome violence.” William F. Sweeney, Jr., the assistant director in charge of the FBI in New York told the committee that street gangs in general “show no signs of decreasing memberships or a decline in criminal activity.” In fact, according to the FBI’s 2015 National Gang Report, memberships in gangs increased in 2013 to 2015 in 49 percent of jurisdictions. Sweeney told the members of Congress that the FBI estimates there could be up to 10,000 members of the MS-13 gang living in the United States. Although the leadership of the notorious MS-13 gang is based in El Salvador and Honduras, the clique leaders in the U.S. coordinate not only with each other in this country, they work with leaders in El Salvador, Sweeney said. “They frequently discuss targets, members who have fallen out of favor, and ways to expand their operations.” This makes the MS-13 gang “atypical in their approach to crime and organizational structure.” “Members also capitalize on the ability to extort individuals living in the United States who still have family in Central America, threatening to harm family abroad. Using fear as a method of extortion, the gang often targets small business owners and restauranteurs, individuals who don’t want to join the gang, and gang members who no longer want to be active,” Sweeney said. The FBI assistant director told the committee that the gang has “gained notoriety” because of their “brutal nature.” “Their motivation is rooted in a desire to kill for the sake of killing. The attacks on their victims are gruesome, typically up close and personal. They often involve mutilation and dismemberment and are sometimes recorded.”
If that bothers you as much as it does me, then pick up your smartphone and call, or email, your member of Congress and BOTH U.S. Senators. Consider this today’s example of why it is absolutely critical that we BUILD THE WALL NOW!!!….and put U.S. Army National Guard troops physically ON the border with Mexico...where they should remain until that wall/fence is finally built above, and below ground (to prevent tunneling)…however long it takes. Simultaneously, we need to be deporting illegals already here by the hundreds of thousands (and yes, you read that correctly)…paying particular attention to known gang members (like these MS-13 maggots), convicted criminal aliens, and those already determined by an immigration judge to be deported…regardless of age or gender. And, that’s just for starters folks! To do anything less is NOT in our country’s national security, and economic, interests. Of course we also support Bill O.’s so-called “Kate’s Law” and other legislative initiatives at the federal and state levels designed to crack down on criminal aliens who have already been previously deported, as well as those involved in social security and immigration fraud. Again, if you’ve not already done so, please email your member of Congress and BOTH U.S. Senators and tell them to support Trump’s wall, and that you want them to make deporting illegals here a priority.