by Cassy Fiano | May 15, 2017 10:10 am
Donald Trump has made fighting illegal immigration one of the foremost missions of his administration and it’s already making a difference. Deportations have been increasing and the Justice Department has been waging a war on gangs like MS-13, which has been growing rapidly thanks to the rise in illegal immigration. But the crackdown has had a surprising side effect.
Last week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the results of an anti-gang operation they had led across the country. Of the 1,378 people arrested, 1,095 were found to have gang affiliations, with gangs like the Crips, the Bloods and MS-13.
Many readers may be familiar with MS-13; they have become notorious for their violence and brutality. It’s also the fastest growing gang in the United States and many of its members are from Central America. Members of MS-13 have also been known to target women and children. Given this, it’s not surprising that Central American countries like El Salvador are not thrilled about these gang members being deported.
Salvadoran officials have expressed unease about the potential for rising crime, as Salvadoran immigrants are returned back to the country after the ICE anti-gang crackdown. El Comercio reported that Minister of Defense David Munguia Payes said, “We know that if there are massive deportations from the U.S., it will increase violence in the country.”
The fear is due specifically to MS-13; while the gang was founded in Los Angeles, it currently calls El Salvador its headquarters and many of its members are Salvadoran. And after heavy deportations took place in the 1990s, with thousands of gang members being forced out of the United States, MS-13 flourished in Central America. The hope is that Trump will “refrain from instigating mass deportations or harsher anti-migration measures” to prevent violence in Central America.
Everything that Salvadoran officials are worrying about is completely understandable. No one wants a violent gang like MS-13 in their country. But the problem is, it’s also not acceptable to foist the problem onto another country and force them to bear the violence instead.
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