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Does Obama responsible for MS-13’s growth?

By 21 South News Staff | 0200 19 April 2017

President Donald Trump accused former President Barack Obama on Twitter for the for the notorious criminal gang MS-13

“The weak illegal immigration policies of the Obama Admin. allowed bad MS 13 gangs to form in cities across U.S. We are removing them fast!” Trump tweeted April 18.

The Trump administration will crackdown to most dangerous gang in U.S. which member comer from south of America.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed Tuesday to “devastate” the Central American gang MS-13, calling the group “one of the most violent gangs in the history of our country, no doubt about it.” Fox news reported.

Sessions spoke to Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” hours after President Trump blamed what he called “the weak illegal immigration polices” of the Obama administration for allowing MS-13 to spread to cities across the U.S.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions convened a meeting of the Organized Crime Council, a group of officials from 13 federal agencies, to discuss a strategy to dismantle the gang. In remarks before the meeting, Sessions blamed an “open border and years of lax immigration enforcement” for the expansion of MS-13 in American cities.

Sessions told host Tucker Carlson that he had “no doubt” that Obama’s policies led to the group’s growth, saying “so many of these people are illegally here, and they came without proper authority. And with a good, lawful border, many of them would not be here.”

The attorney general said that law enforcement had made progress against MS-13 until Obama took office, but “they’ve come back aggressively in recent years.”

Sessions added that under the last administration, gang members “were directed how to enter, if they came, and claim themselves as a minor and the Obama administration let them come in the country and took them to their destination city and turned them over to some relative that claimed to be a relative.”

FOUR BODIES FOUND IN LONG ISLAND PARK MOST LIKELY VICTIMS OF MS-13, OFFICIALS SAY

According to Sessions, MS-13 “could qualify” as a terrorist group due to the violence of its members.

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MS-13 gang members are escorted upon their arrival at the maximum security jail in Zacatecoluca, El Salvador, on Nov. 16, 2016. Jose Cabezas / Reuters

—— Brief History About MS-13

The Mara Salvatrucha, or MS13, is perhaps the most notorious street gang in the Western Hemisphere. While it has its origins in the poor, refugee-laden neighborhoods of 1980s Los Angeles, the gang’s reach now extends from Central American nations like El Salvador and through Mexico, the United States, and Canada. They rob, extort and bully their way into neighborhoods and have gradually turned to transnational crimes such as human smuggling and drug trafficking. Their activities have helped make the Northern Triangle — Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras — the most violent place in the world that is not at war. In October 2012, the US Department of the Treasury labeled the group a “transnational criminal organization,” the first such designation for a US street gang.

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