When migrants cross the border from El Salvador, they’re not sending their best. Criminals, drug dealers, and rapists have been sneaking into the United States in droves – which in the words of Donald Trump, “has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems.”
And while President Obama released nearly 600 illegal immigrants convicted of sex crimes in 2015 because their home countries wouldn’t take them – the ‘law and order’ President is doing the exact opposite…
The Washington Post, which, in a rare moment of journalistic integrity used verifiable sources, has reported that the government of El Salvador is freaking out over the record number of MS-13 gang members Trump has started to deport back to their home countries.
This year the U.S. government has deported 398 gang members to this country, compared with 534 in all of 2016, according to Salvadoran government statistics. This sharp increase in the rate of gang deportations — and the prospect of more gang roundups in the United States — has prompted Salvadoran authorities to hold emergency meetings and propose new legislation to monitor suspected criminals who are being sent home.
Trump has railed against MS-13
Throughout the 2016 election, Trump mentioned MS-13 in several tweets and speeches – citing the violent gang as a prime example of the types of violence which accompanies illegal immigration, and rightly so. MS-13 is possibly the most notorious street gang in the Western Hemisphere. Originating in refugee-rich neighborhoods in Los Angeles in the 80’s, the gang’s territory now extends all the way from El Salvador to Canada – engaging primarily in human trafficking and drug smuggling.
In Central America, MS-13’s presence has contributed heavily to making the “Northern Triangle” of Guatamala, El Salvador, and Honduras – the most violent place in the world not at war. (more)
The New York Times – also using actual sources, reports that immigration arrests are up 38% for the first three months of 2017 over the same period last year.
From Jan. 22 to April 29, ICE officers arrested 41,318 people, at a rate of more than 400 people per day, compared with 30,028 over roughly the same period in 2016, the data showed.
“These statistics reflect President Trump’s commitment to enforce our immigration laws fairly and across the board,” said Thomas Homan, the acting director of ICE, on a phone call with reporters.
While about half of the increase in ICE arrests were for illegal immigrants who had otherwise committed no crime, the message is clear; there’s a line to enter the United States. Get in it and wait your turn.