A top Border Patrol chief says that apprehensions of dangerous MS-13 gang members is up 244 percent under the presidency of Donald Trump.
Doesn’t this fact alone tell us that President Barack Obama went out of his way to put every single American in danger from the invading illegal aliens who are murderous gangsters, and that he was clearly just letting them come across the border at will?
That’s right, for the first time in decades we have a president who is serious about keeping Americans safe.
According to Breitbart Texas:
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During a recent interview with Breitbart Texas Editor-in-Chief Brandon Darby, Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector Chief Manuel Padilla, Jr. reported an increase in the arrest of MS-13 gang members well in excess of 200 percent. The chief explained this is a national security risk because these criminal gang members do not stay in South Texas, but rather, travel all across the U.S.
“What we have here in the valley,” Chief Padilla explained to Darby, “we have a unique dynamic where the traffic that is coming here, it’s actually not staying here. I can tell you we are well over a 200 percent increase [in the apprehension of] MS-13 gang members.”
“The good news for the valley is that they do not remain here,” he continued. “The bad news for the United States is that they go to Houston and Maryland, and other parts of the country to commit their atrocious criminal acts.”
Padilla noted that unless one is very aware of the signs that an illegal is an MS-13er (tattoos and the like), then it is easy to miss the fact that they are gangsters. He also warned that these criminals usually choose areas that have the least border protection to use as a place of entrance.
Breitbart further reported:
RGV Sector agents arrested a MS-13 an MS-13 gang member in late July at the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint. Human smugglers stashed the gang member in the trailer of an 18-wheeler along with 24 other illegal aliens — including one unaccompanied minor, Breitbart Texas reported.
Agents arrested three other MS-13 gang members a week earlier in separate incidents along the Rio Grande River. RGV Sector agents arrested two more MS-13 gang members in South Texas. One, a Salvadoran national who served prison time in his home country for his involvement in a double homicide, was arrested at the Falfurrias Checkpoint, 80 miles from the Mexican border with Texas. The other was arrested near the border town of Los Ebanos.
But, the fact is, this sort of police work was not being done during the Obama years because he made it clear that he did not WANT that sort of police work done.
These apprehensions are up because President Trump is serious about border protection.
And he’s the first president in decades to be that serious, too.
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