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ICE Director Warns MS-13 “My Gang is Bigger”

July 12, 2017  | 

Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting director Thomas Homan told The Daily Caller Tuesday that his “gang is bigger” than MS-13 and that he will carry out President Donald Trump’s goal of dismantling the violent criminal organization.

The Trump administration has focused on targeting the transnational street gang, and Trump said at a cabinet meeting on June 12 that MS-13 is being “depleted” and “will be gone pretty soon.”

The gang has its leadership in El Salvador and recruits from the immigrant community in the U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has previously pegged the number of members at 30,000 in El Salvador and 10,000 spread across 40 U.S. states.

ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has been conducting gang raids ever since the beginning of January and these have led to the arrests of 3,111 gang members — 357 of whom have been MS-13 members. ICE has also deported 2,798 gang members in Fiscal Year 2017.


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BT @ 7/13/2017 7:58 PM

Good job. Now keep doing it! This can't be a flash in the pan. Otherwise we go backwards again. Don't let that happen Mr. Trump. Street gangs need be put down, nationwide, once and for all. The old saying "these are good kids, but hung out with the wrong people, and were lead astray". Maybe even by their parents lack of parenting. O.K. Well now their criminals! Lock em up! Send the right message!

BT @ 7/13/2017 8:17 PM

Oh, and Oakland P.D. My community has 100,000 people and about 8-10 street gang cops. We have pretty good control of them, maybe one gang shooting a year. You have nearly 500,000 and from what I see on t.v., 8-10 street gang cops. Are you operating on the principal of "one chip at a time"? Guess what? Your loosing the battle BIG TIME! Get with the program, or things are never going to change! From what I've seen on t.v. you guys are an embarrassment. Great effort. But 8-10 gang unit members? Are you living in the 70's? You should have 40-50.

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