Trump’s Pledge To Take Down MS-13 Paying Off In New York
Trump-Sessions Crack Down On MS-13 Criminals
President Trump’s campaign pledge to take out the notoriously violent gang of immigrants known as MS-13 is gaining traction in New York. Federal agents have captured around 40 accused members of MS-13 in the 30 days after Trump and Attorney General Sessions cracked down on the gang.
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, along with Homeland Security, captured 45 illegals and 39 of those were directly associated with MS-13. The gang has been known to kill or brutally assault those in the Long Island area. Those not charged with crimes were deported, according to feds.
“Operation Matador” In Full Effect
The New York Post reports:
“The task force — dubbed “Operation Matador” — was put together in May following a high-profile visit by Sessions to Long Island to address MS-13’s growing presence in the suburbs.”
“MS-13 members are known for tattooing their bodies in devil horns — a trend that is helping law enforcement properly ID them for arrest and deportation. Twelve of the reputed MS-13 gang members arrested over the past 30 days crossed the border as unaccompanied minors, the feds said. Now, all are considered illegal immigrants.”
Vicious Gang Violence Coming To An End
“Transnational gangs like MS-13 bring nothing but violence and conflict to our communities and their presence will not be tolerated,” Homeland Security Investigations special agent in charge Angel Melendez said.”
“Their vicious criminal activities present an ongoing challenge for law enforcement everywhere.” The suspects included nationals from El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, and Guatemala. During a visit to Long Island in April, Sessions said that MS-13’s motto is “kill, rape, and control,” while the DOJ’s is “justice for victims and consequences for criminals.”
“That’s how simple it is,” he added. “Prosecute them, and after they’ve been convicted, if they’re not here lawfully, they’re going to be deported.”