Liberals have been strongly opposed to President Trump’s anti-illegal immigration efforts, so much so that California has started working toward seceding from the United States.
What liberals don’t realize is the extreme danger some illegal immigrants, such as members of violent gangs, pose to the U.S. Tucker Carlson points to the MS-13 gang who are so violent they’ve made El Salvador’s murder rate worse than that of Iraq’s. (via Fox News)
Tucker Carlson, a political commentator on Fox News, in addition to being the co-founder of the conservative Daily Caller website, is known for his conservative views and strong anti-illegal immigration beliefs. Carlson recently traveled to El Salvador as part of his news series “Hunting MS-13.”
While in El Salvador, Carlson met a law enforcement official who claimed that within a ten-day span, six police officers had been killed by members of MS-13. He also said that businessmen are forced to travel in armored vehicles to avoid coming under attack.
MS-13, formally known as Mara Salvatrucha, is an international criminal gang known for its cruelty and strong vindictiveness. The gang originated in Los Angeles in the 80’s and the members are largely from El Salvador. They continue to have a strong presence in the Los Angeles area today.
Awareness of the gang skyrocketed following a speech President Trump gave about the gang on Friday. In grim words, Trump said the gang has “transformed peaceful parks and beautiful quiet neighborhoods into blood-stained killing fields. They’re animals. We cannot tolerate as a society the spilling of innocent, young, wonderful, vibrant people.” (via Washington Post)
He blamed the Obama administration for failing to keep the gang from flowing into the country illegally, claiming his weak immigration policy is to blame. “For many years, they exploited America’s weak borders and immigration enforcement. They are there right now because of weak political leadership… and in many cases police who are not allowed to do their job because they have a pathetic mayor or a mayor who does not know what’s going on.” (via Washington Post)
Liberals have been extremely critical of Trump and other anti-illegal immigration politicians using M-13 as an example of the dangers of illegal immigration. Some have claimed that Trump’s strong rhetoric makes the gang stronger and helps with recruiting efforts. Others have simply deemed the entire campaign against MS-13 as nothing more than racism.
President Trump wants to keep MS-13 out of the U.S. by having a strong border and immigration policy. Do you support him?
Chief Executive of Voto Latino, Maria Teresa Kumar, claims that Trump’s comments are, “simply an attempt to incite fear as a means to justify aggressive deportation efforts and costly border security policies.” (via Washington Post)
While it is certainly true that not all illegal immigrants are criminals or killers, there are gang members who are managing to enter this country illegally and are causing unspeakable horror. Thanks to Obama’s administration and sanctuary cities, these criminals have been able to enter our country easily and spread the seeds of chaos by building up their criminal empires and recruiting members here in the States.
We need to crack down on bloodthirsty gangs like MS-13 in order to make our nation safer. The best way to do so is to cut off their supply of fresh members by having a strong border, increased immigration agents, and eliminating sanctuary cities.