Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) said Wednesday that the Obama administration allowed at least 16 members of the deadly MS-13 gang remain in the United States instead of deporting them back to their home countries in 2014. Johnson said that a whistleblower inside the administration gave him Customs and Border Protection documents that showed the teenagers – illegal immigrants one and all – were sent to stay in juvenile homes around the country even though their affiliation with MS-13 was known to authorities.
“CBP apprehended them, knew they were MS-13 gang members, and they processed and disbursed them into our communities,” said Johnson.
The teenagers were part of the unprecedented surge in unaccompanied minors who crossed the U.S. border in 2014 – an influx that knocked the Obama administration back on its heels at a time when it was working to pass immigration reform in Congress. President Obama’s line at the time was that these minors should be handled as refugees feeling violence in Latin America and that they should be given shelter in the U.S.
Of course, that propaganda only works if you can get Americans to believe that “unaccompanied minors” and “little kids lost without their parents” are synonyms. As Johnson pointed out last week, that was more than a little deceitful. Nearly 70% of those minors were over the age of 15 and most of them were male. The Obama administration tried to present this as a humanitarian call to action, but they did not let the American people know the true makeup of this surge. If they had, our political discourse would have NEVER allowed Obama to pass his executive order on immigration in November 2014.
According to a report from Fox News, the documents paint a chilling portrait of the gangsters allowed into the country…and of the administration’s negligence:
The gang members “freely admitted” that they were “active MS-13 gang members” and marked bathrooms inside a placement center in Nogales, Arizona with MS-13 associated graffiti.
One teenage gang member stated he “was a drug dealer” and “would continue to do the same in the United States with his family.” Another admitted he was a member of the Surenos gang and had been “involved in multiple robberies, assaults and drug dealing” since he was 15 years old.
President Trump has promised to send MS-13 gangsters back to the countries of origin. Naturally, the liberals at the Washington Post managed to find a way to make this into a bad thing. Their headline? Trump wants to deport MS-13 gang members. El Salvador is dreading their return.
Boo, friggin, hoo.