Prior to being elected, President Trump made many promises. One of which was destroying ISIS, and it was done quite rapidly. Another was stronger border security and the elimination of the Mexican gang named Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), whose motto is: “mata, viola, controla” which means “kill, rape, control.”
“Together, we’re going to restore safety to our streets and peace to our communities, and we’re going to destroy the vile criminal cartel, MS-13, and many other gangs,” said President Trump.
MS-13 entered through our southern border and all they’ve brought is violence, fear and suffering to many communities across our nation. Out of their 30,000 members across the world, 10,000 of them are currently in the US. MS-13 has a presence in 40 states. recruiting middle and high school students. MS-13 commits horrific acts of violence on our soil; machete attacks, execution style murders, gang rape, and human trafficking.
In concordance with Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made the elimination of MS-13 a priority for the Department of Justice (DOJ). Under President Trump, the DOJ has filed criminal charges on more than 4,000 members of MS-13. Last year, US Border Patrol agents arrested 536 gang affiliated illegals; 228 of which were affiliated with MS-13.
By securing our borders, MS-13 will be prevented from entering our country with ease, allowing law enforcement to fight what is already in our country and hopefully eradicating the presence of MS-13 in the US.
President Trump continues to fight for immigration reform that includes the necessary tools to stop illegals from crossing our border, as well as closing the loopholes in our legal immigration system that are exploited by cartels and criminals. Trump has made it clear that we not only need to halt illegal immigration, but we must ensure that criminal aliens, gang members, and violent illegals are arrested and removed from the United States. In the words of President Trump, “Not another country in the world has the stupidity of laws that we do when it comes to immigration. And if we don’t get them changed — this isn’t politics, this isn’t Republican and Democrat. This is common sense. So it has to be taken care of.”