The Trump administration has made it a priority to go after the MS-13 gang which is suspected of many violent crimes in the U.S. including murder.
According to a whistleblower in communication with the Senate Homeland Security Committee, the Obama administration knew that members of MS-13 were entering the country illegally. (emphasis mine)
The Washington Times reports:
Obama admin knew gang members were part of illegal immigrant surge: Whistleblower
The Obama administration knowingly let in at least 16 admitted MS-13 gang members who arrived at the U.S. as illegal immigrant teenagers in 2014, a top senator said Wednesday, citing internal documents that showed the teens were shipped to juvenile homes throughout the country.
Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said a whistleblower turned over Customs and Border Protection documents from 2014 detailing the 16 persons who were caught crossing the border.
“CBP apprehended them, knew they were MS-13 gang members, and they processed and disbursed them into our communities,” Mr. Johnson, Wisconsin Republican, said.
The gang members were part of the surge of UAC, or “unaccompanied alien children,” as the government labels them, who overwhelmed the Obama administration in 2014, leaving Homeland Security struggling to staunch the flow from Central America.
At least we have the Trump administration now.
They’re dealing with the problem.