Saturday, July 29, 2017

President Trump Declares War on MS-13

 

 

President Trump has declared war on MS-13 and has threatened to remove immigrant MS-13 members.  But the war may be hard to win in light of the fear within immigrant communities that cooperating with local police mayt result in their deportation.  

CNN reports on the violence of this gang as well as the challenges posed by combating MS-13 violence.  According to the report, several people familiar with MS-13, including two gang members themselves, told CNN they think Trump's crackdown on immigrants is actually making MS-13 stronger because witnesses are more reluctant to come forward for fear of being deported.

"I think it's emboldening them, because this gives them the opportunity to tell immigrants, 'What are you gonna do? Are you going to report us? They're deporting other innocent people ... (so) they're going to associate you with us by you coming forward,'" said Walter Barrientos, Long Island coordinator with Make the Road, an immigrant advocacy group.
 
This story in The Atlantic questions whether the Trump administration has a solid strategy for removing MS-13 members from the United States and raises the question whether mass removals of gang members from the United States to El Salvador will increase gang violence and increase the numbers of migrants fleeing to the United States.
KJ 

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2017/07/president-trump-declares-war-on-ms-13.html

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Hello.This article was extremely fascinating, especially since I was looking for thoughts on this issue last week.

Posted by: کمپرسور باد | Oct 16, 2017 11:38:37 PM

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