On the campaign trail, then-candidate Donald Trump stirred up serious controversy when he said of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best.”
“They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us,” he continued.
Now as President, Trump and his agents at ICE are cracking down on the bad people and cleaning up the streets – big league!
Via the Daily Caller:
An Immigration and Customs Enforcement-led operation led to the arrest of 1,378 gang members and associates, agency leaders announced Thursday.
The six-week operation was part of “Community Shield,” an anti-gang program launched in 2005, and was lead by ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) unit in conjunction with state and local agencies.
In addition to the arrests, officials seized $491,763 in currency and 238 firearms.
Derek Benner, deputy associate director of ICE HSI, described it as the “largest gang surge to date.”
Some of the criminal activity involved drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, human smuggling, sex trafficking, murder, and racketeering.
Benner announced that 280 people – over 20% – were arrested on immigration violations and will face deportation proceedings, while at least three recipients of Barack Obama’s “DREAMers” were arrested in the gang sweep.
Eight of those apprehended were confirmed to belong to the MS-13 gang, an extremely violent group that has been a focus of the President’s in building the border wall.
The Democrats don’t want money from budget going to border wall despite the fact that it will stop drugs and very bad MS 13 gang members.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 23, 2017
MS-13 has been linked to nearly a dozen murders on Long Island, among other crime nationwide.
“Gangs threaten the safety of our communities, not just in major metropolitan areas but in our suburbs and rural areas, too,” announced Acting Director of ICE Thomas Homan.
“Gang-related violence and criminal activity present an ongoing challenge for law enforcement everywhere,” he added. “Our efforts to dismantle gangs are much more effective in areas where partnership with local law enforcement is strongest.”
Law enforcement can only be strongest with a strong, pro-law and order president backing them up.
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