It’s long past time that we crack down on violent gangs.
They spread mayhem in our cities and serve as drug-trafficking vehicles, and that’s really just the tip of the iceberg.
The loss of life and devastation to neighborhoods wrought by gangs such as MS-13 are tragic enough, but the unparalleled violence makes it impossible for economic growth. Hence, poverty and crime reign.
Now, let’s face up to facts: This crisis has been created by politicians and encouraged by the irresponsible policies of the left. While President Donald Trump vows to stop the scourge, our former leader did nothing.
Barack Obama’s lax immigration policies only helped violent gangs; their numbers swelled and chaos ensued. And now, gangs like Mara Salvatrucha (or MS-13) are a VERY serious problem.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions made it plain who to blame during a recent interview. Via the LA Times:
“In prepared remarks for a meeting of organized crime task forces at the Justice Department, Sessions argued that MS-13 has expanded because of a porous Southwest border and ‘sanctuary cities’ that refuse to cooperate with immigration agents.“
It would appear that these “sanctuary cities” which Mr. Obama so eagerly promoted contain more than just peaceful immigrants. They house more than refugees looking for a better life.
“‘Because of an open border and years of lax immigration enforcement, MS-13 has been sending both recruiters and members to regenerate gangs that previously had been decimated, and smuggling members across the border as unaccompanied minors.’
He added that ‘sanctuary cities dangerously undermine’ attempts to battle the group.”
This is a direct attack by Sessions on the dangerous policies pushed by Mr. Obama, and Sessions wasn’t shy about giving sanctuary cities a very strong ultimatum.
It’s just yet another failed policy of the Obama administration. Brutal and murderous gangs were supposed to decline, given our former commander-in-chief’s interest in boosting up the lower class.
It didn’t work. In fact, it was a spectacular failure. Now, Trump’s team is here to clean up the mess, and we can only hope and pray that gangs like MS-13 disappear.
…sooner rather than later.
Source: Los Angeles Times