|A young El Salvadorean member of the Mara MS-13 street gang.|
July 27, 2014
Violent transnational gangs ‘recruiting unaccompanied minors at Border Security facilities’
Members of some of the United States’ most notorious street gangs have infiltrated shelters housing illegal immigrant minors from Central America and are recruiting them, say Homeland Security sources.
An estimated 57,000 minors from Central America have flooded across the border from Mexico to the U.S. in recent months, and gang leaders are reportedly filling their ranks from among them.
Transnational gangs such as the Mara Salvatruca, also known as MS-13, and the 18th Street gang are using established juvenile members from Central America to cross the border and recruit other children to the cartels, say sources.
According to Fox News, Border Control agents have witnessed gang members using a Red Cross phone bank at the facility at Nogales, Arizona, to ‘recruit, enlist and pressure’ other minors into crossing the border.
Shawn Moran, vice president of the National Border Control Patrol Council, a union which represents border agents, says agents have witnessed the recruiting process.
The Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement said earlier this week that they have no knowledge or evidence that gangs are recruiting immigrant minors.
‘We know it’s happening because agents are telling us,’ Moran told Fox News.
‘The Border Patrol is trying to downplay it.’
Also, while I am on the subject; I have yet to meet a pro-amnesty liberal American that live in the barrio (I’m not speaking about La Raza… obviously). Individuals like Bill Maher can easily promote amnesty as he isn’t really part of the other 90% of Americans that faces losing business bids, school closures, increased taxation, increased insurance costs, and come home to find trash/shopping carts/graffiti. I’ve seen it all first hand. Though, one day, people like Bill Maher will find that it’s all starting to close in around their little castle on the hill.