The Latin American crime network MS-13, noted for machete attacks and schoolyard slayings, is using President Obama‘s loose immigrationpolicies to recruit illegal youths across the border and into towns including Washington, D.C., Boston, Miami and San Francisco, according to a new report out Friday.
Three shocking new details from the Center for Immigration Studiesshow the problem:
— 92 percent of MS-13 gang members arrested are in the United States illegally.
— 80 percent of the tens of thousands of Latin American youths who’ve crossed illegally into the United States and were seized by authorities have subsequently been placed with other illegals, some with ties to the gang.
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— In calls to track the so-called “unaccompanied alien children” placed with adults in the U.S. illegally, contact has been made with only 56 percent.
“The UACs are often placed with sponsors who are in the United States illegally, with virtually no post-placement oversight by the federal government, exposing both the children and communities to increasingly profound waves of gang violence while perpetuating the illegal immigrant population,” said the CIS report.
The remarkable report found that federal authorities that place the illegal youths have little or no responsibility for what happens to them, even though they know that MS-13 and other killer gangs are recruiting the youths.
Of the 120,000 illegal youths to cross into the U.S. in the past three years, his report said that “thousands of whom have joined MS-13, either through coercion and threats or voluntarily, for protection.”
It has helped to revive the gang, once eradicated in many cities before Obama’s so-called “catch and release” program with illegal youths.