Tucker Carlson: Trump’s Trash Talk about Attorney General Sessions Harms Administration

On Thursday, Tucker Carlson criticized President Trump for his unwise bashing of the attorney general he chose, former Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions. Tucker was responding to the July 19 New York Times article, Citing Recusal, Trump Says He Wouldn’t Have Hired Sessions.

Senator Sessions must have seen the position of attorney general as a greater opportunity to improve law enforcement, particularly in the immigration realm which has veered into near-anarchy after eight years of open-borders Obama. Sessions likely could have kept his Senate seat indefinitely: one measure of his popularity at home is that he ran unopposed in both the primary and general election in 2014.

On March 22, General Sessions announced that the government would begin to withdraw funding from sanctuary cities that protect dangerous illegal alien criminals.  On April 28, the AG visited Long Island to offer strategies of help for law enforcement officials plagued by gang violence.

Certainly MS-13 arrests are up under the new administration, and Border Patrol agents report greater job satisfaction when allowed to perform their duties (Border Patrol union president says morale at 2-year high under Trump, Washington Times, July 17, 217). So the Sessions’ model of pro-borders law enforcement is already showing results.

It’s clear that President Trump is still angry about Sessions’ recusal, but sniping in the Fake News press is no way to treat him.

TUCKER CARLSON: (0:57) Now take a step back and you can kind of see how this all happened. The president is a 71-year-old political novice, and all of a sudden he’s the subject of a vague, open-ended federal investigation whose goal may be to imprison him and his family. Ask anyone who’s had an independent counsel on this case — and there are a lot of them here in Washington — what that’s like. It’s terrifying. The pressure is soul-distorting. You can wind up lashing out at the people around you, even maybe especially, the ones trying to help you the most.

So that’s probably what’s going on, and yet attacking Jeff Sessions was still a useless and self-destructive act. The first rule in politics, as in war, as in life: don’t shoot the friendlies. Sessions is the closest ally Trump has in this administration, one of the very few who even understands why the president won in the first place. Unlike most political appointees in Washington, Sessions made big sacrifices to work in this administration. A year ago, he’s one of the most popular people in the state of Alabama with a Senate seat he could have held forever. Many on his staff didn’t want him to endorse Donald Trump, but he did anyway, purely because he felt it was important. Continue reading this article

Is ICE Honcho Homan a Swamp Creature?

On Wednesday, the Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan appeared on Fox News and sounded like a tough enforcer as he discussed his agency’s duties, but his history is a little more complicated.

He railed against MS-13 and sanctuary cities in the interview. When Fox host Neil Cavuto observed how widespread the violent gang has become, Homan responded, “Our intelligence shows they’re in over 40 states across the country” and “we’re coming after them very hard.” He further expounded:

When [President Trump] signed executive orders, he basically told the Border Patrol agents and the 20,000 American patriots that work for ICE: you can now do your job, you will enforce the laws on the books. There’s no population of aliens that’s off the table any more, and we’ve been waiting on that almost a decade now. So you know I’ve made it clear when you enter this country illegally, you have committed a crime, and you can’t want to be a part of this country and not respect its laws, so those who enter the country illegally, you may get past the Border Patrol and in the past you had this feeling that, ‘Okay I’m home free, I got by the Border Patrol and no one’s looking for me’ — well, those days are over. We’re looking for you, we’re gonna prioritize what we do, but we’re going to enforce the law without apology.

Regarding those special safe spaces for illegal aliens, Homan said, “Sanctuary cities in my opinion, they’re unAmerican: that’s not an America I grew up in.”

He certainly has the enforcement song-and-dance patter down, just the sort of thing his new boss likes to hear.

Director Homan sounds like a tough immigration law enforcer, right? Deportation is happening, is it not?

In May, ICE gang arrests netted more than 1300 illegal alien criminals in largest sweep to date.

Interestingly, Breitbart News paints quite a different picture of the ICE leader, that he was Obama’s willing and enthusiastic henchman who released criminal aliens into America like the MS-13 monsters Homan now condemns:

Trump’s ICE Director Helped Author Obama’s Immigration Priorities and Executive Orders, Praised Them, Breitbart.com, by Brandon Darby, July 10, 2017

The Obama-holdover chosen by DHS Secretary John Kelly to direct Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for the Trump Administration helped author Obama’s controversial immigration priorities and executive orders, and he also publicly praised them. Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan made the comments on video shortly before the 2016 presidential election at a time when most thought Hillary Clinton would win, but Donald Trump won and now Homan claims to be an immigration hawk. Continue reading this article

Senate Hearing Examines Scourge of MS-13 Gang

News reports have been stacking up about big MS-13 arrests since America’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared the gang to be a top focus for the administration’s law enforcement. In mid-May, it was reported that a nationwide six-week sweep enabled ICE to round up 1378 gangsters, of whom 104 were MS-13 affiliated.

The bad news is that increased enforcement has not eliminated returnees. Breitbart noted (6/22), Deported MS-13 Gangsters Keep Sneaking Back Across U.S. Border. Apparently we need to build jails that are less comfy than the accommodations back in their El Salvador homeland.

MS-13 gangsters love the crime opportunities that America affords. like terrorizing communities on Long Island with murders of young people.

The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on June 21 to explore the issue: “The MS-13 Problem: Investigating Gang Membership, its Nexus to Illegal Immigration, and Federal Efforts to End the Threat”. The entire hearing may be watched on C-SPAN.

Chairman Charles Grassley gave a tough opening statement, including a mention that President Obama knowingly admitted MS-13 gangsters into the country.

Grassley Statement on the MS-13 Gang Problem, Its Nexus to Illegal Immigration and Federal Efforts to End the Threat, June 21, 2017

The topic of today’s hearing involves the MS-13 crisis that’s growing and spreading in communities across our nation.

The atrocities of these criminals are not new. This group has existed since the 1980s, and has made a reputation for itself as a perpetrator of extreme—and often gruesome—violence. This organization has been dubbed the world’s “most dangerous gang,” and some say it could be a terrorist organization. But, you wouldn’t expect anything less from a group whose motto is “kill, rape, and control.”

Unfortunately, over the past two years, this terrifying motto has become a vicious reality for many communities across our nation. So far this year, the gang has been publicly linked to dozens of high-profile killings, rapes, and assaults across the country, from the Washington D.C. metro area to Houston, Texas. Undoubtedly, there are many more that simply haven’t been reported.

Let me give the Committee just a few examples of this group’s absolute brutality and inhumanity.

• MS-13 has been responsible for nearly 20 murders on Long Island since 2010, with victims including high-school age children as young as 16. The group is also considered responsible for an additional 32 violent acts, including 8 attempted murders.

• In January, two gang members, both of whom are unauthorized immigrants, lured a 22 year old man from New Jersey to Maryland with the promise of sex, where they butchered him and left him in the woods near Gaithersburg, MD to rot.

• In March, two MS-13 members were charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting three teenage girls for several weeks, and eventually murdering one of them in what has been described as a “satanic ritual.”

• In March and April, a string of MS-13 murders occurred across southern Virginia, with perhaps the most graphic being the murder of 17-year-old Raymond Wood. According to reports. Wood’s body was found face down in the road, and the MS-13 suspects had cut his hands and throat before stabbing him over 16 times.

While these examples are horrifying, they are far from isolated. According to the Department of Justice, MS-13 regularly conducts gang activity in at least forty states and the District of Columbia, and their violence touches nearly every major community in America. Continue reading this article

Obama Administration Knowingly Admitted MS-13 Gangsters to America

Anybody who was paying attention to Obama’s “unaccompanied minor” project to import thousands of future Democrats from Central America could see the major downside of who might be get in. Clearly the run on the open border invited gangsters to try to slip through as the Border Patrol was overwhelmed by the deluge.

It was known at the time that the minors were mostly teenaged males, not children of both genders. A Maryland sheriff testified to a House committee in 2016, “The criminal alien gang numbers are growing across the nation, and the serious crimes are increasing. There is also a direct nexus between the action on unaccompanied minors of two years ago and the increases we are seeing in gang crimes.”

Now we learn that the Obama administration knowingly allowed 16 MS-13 gangsters to enter and be transported throughout the nation. Certainly there were likely many more than that, as we can see from the gang murder explosion that included high school victims on Long Island precisely because of Obama policies of redistributing Central American fleebags including criminals. The Obama approach consisted of welcoming illegal aliens and calling them refugees.

Tucker Carlson explained the previous administration’s reckless illegality that imported some of the world’s most dangerous gangsters to America:

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Below, MS-13 gangsters are known for their violence: the gang’s initiation involves beating someone to death in front of others.

The subject of the MS-13 gangsters was brought up first thing by Chair Ron Johnson during Wednesday’s Senate hearing, Border Insecurity: The Rise of MS-13 and Other Transnational Criminal Organizations. You can watch a video at the link.

Here’s a text explanation:

Obama admin knew gang members were part of illegal immigrant surge: Whistleblower, By Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, May 24, 2017

The Obama administration knowingly let in at least 16 admitted MS-13 gang members who arrived at the U.S. as illegal immigrant teenagers in 2014, a top senator said Wednesday, citing internal documents that showed the teens were shipped to juvenile homes throughout the country.

Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said a whistleblower turned over Customs and Border Protection documents from 2014 detailing the 16 persons who were caught crossing the border.

“CBP apprehended them, knew they were MS-13 gang members, and they processed and disbursed them into our communities,” Mr. Johnson, Wisconsin Republican, said.

The gang members were part of the surge of UAC, or “unaccompanied alien children,” as the government labels them, who overwhelmed the Obama administration in 2014, leaving Homeland Security struggling to staunch the flow from Central America.

Officials at the time said the children should be treated as refugees fleeing horrific conditions back home — though security analysts said the children were prime recruiting territory for gangs already in the U.S.

Mr. Johnson said the image of UAC as little children is misleading. Out of nearly 200,000 UAC apprehended between from 2012 to 2016, 68 percent were ages 15, 16 or 17 — meaning older teens. The majority were also male, making them targets for gang recruiting.
Continue reading this article

California Budget Proposes Extra Millions for Defending Illegal Aliens from Deportation

Mexifornia Governor Jerry Brown has unleashed his budget for the legislature to consider, and it includes an extra $15 million to provide legal representation for illegal aliens who may be deported to their nations of citizenship. California Democrats really don’t like Americans, or at least it seems so from their actions.

Below is a discussion of the budget on Fox News Tuesday morning. Helpfully, Kristin Tate, a contributor for The Hill, recited some diversity crime facts:

KRISTIN TATE: ”California is a border state so they have high rates of crimes committed by illegal immigrants. In 2014 which is the most recent year for which data is available 75 percent of criminals convicted for federal drug offenses were illegal immigrants. That same year 38 percent of murder convictions in California, Arizona, Texas, Florida and New York were illegal immigrants. All of this data is available via the Government Accountability Office.”

Keep in mind that individual California cities like Sacramento and San Francisco are directing taxpayer dollars to defend the “rights” of illegal foreigners to remain in the country they invaded.

California is definitely generous in spending the citizens’ money on unlawful residents. In 2015, the state mooched $57 million in tax dollars to subsidize illegal alien drivers’ licenses as well as covering illegal alien kiddies’ healthcare, beginning with $40 million allocated in the beginning and expanding to $132 million annually “when fully implemented” — whenever that is.

Interestingly, the Los Angeles Times article below refers to illegal aliens as “Californians” in its title. But even more outrageous is the statement that illegal alien boosters pushed for the legal aid particularly in cases where “the repercussions of deportation could lead to death.”

What about the deaths to Californians caused by the illegal aliens residing in the state!? Some that I’ve reported include Kate Steinle in San Francisco, the three members of the Bologna family in San Francisco, Marilyn Pharis of Santa Maria, Drew Rosenberg from Los Angeles, Jamiel Shaw in Los Angeles and film director Bob Clark of Pacific Palisades.

Below, Tony Bologna and his two sons were shot to death by an MS-13 gangster a short distance from their home in San Francisco as they returned from a family picnic.

It’s monstrous that the state government does so little to provide public safety for the citizens while going out of its way to crank out freebies for illegal aliens.

Gov. Brown’s budget proposal includes an extra $15 million to help Californians facing deportation, Los Angeles Times, May 14, 2017

Gov. Jerry Brown has earmarked an extra $15 million in the state’s budget to expand legal defense services for people battling deportation, a move that could be interpreted as a response to the Trump administration’s broadened immigration enforcement orders.

The one-time cash infusion would boost the state government’s financial help to those in the country illegally to $33 million. Immigrant rights groups and lawyers hailed the increased funding in Brown’s revised state budget, calling it a signal that the state is committed to protecting families from what could happen under President Trump.

But while the total funds are enough to support existing services, policy analysts said lawmakers might need almost double this amount to fund the other new legal initiatives under consideration at the state Capitol.

“We urge the Legislature to deepen its investment in programs,” said Ronald Coleman, government affairs director for the California Immigrant Policy Center. “It is going to be key given that California can be ground zero for the devastation that we would face from Donald Trump’s deportation policies.”

Improving legal defense for immigrants has been a significant part of a legislative package proposed by Democrats, in an attempt to assist more than 2 million people living in the state illegally. Among the proposals is a $14-million request to provide legal training, written materials, mentoring and technical assistance to county public defenders on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions.

Another bill seeks to create a $12-million legal defense program for immigrants facing deportation who do not have a violent felony on their records, while a third would increase legal counsel for deported veterans, depending on available funding in the annual budget.

Opponents to the programs have argued against using taxpayer money to help offenders in the face of potential funding cuts from the federal government. And debate in Sacramento has simmered over who should be served with the limited resources.

On the state Senate floor last month, Sen. Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) said he had to reduce the scope of SB 6, which would fund the $12-million legal initiative, to prioritize immigrants with children, immigrants with parents who are citizens, veterans and asylum seekers.

Proponents say the legislative proposals come as lawyers and advocates across the country have sought to increase government-funded access to counsel for immigrants. The movement has centered on showing that many immigrants would be granted relief if they had the resources to prove their cases and that for some, the repercussions of deportation could lead to death. Continue reading this article

ICE Gang Sweep Nets over 1300 in Arrests

“Gang sweep” is a phrase Americans haven’t heard in a while, and it sounds good.

In contrast, Obama preferred to release illegal alien criminals from jail, including violent ones. CIS reported that under the Obama administration, immigration agencies were rather permissive: ICE Released 19,723 Criminal Aliens in 2015. Perhaps the previous president saw diverse criminals as future Democrat voters.

Below, some tatted-up MS-13 members. Of the 1378 recent gang arrests, 104 were MS-13, who have been causing a lot of mayhem lately on Long Island.

Interestingly, CNN was reassuring to diversity enthusiasts in its report, headlining: ICE announces major anti-gang operation, mostly US citizens arrested. CNN detailed that out of more than 1300 arrests nationwide, “445 were foreign nationals, with 384 in the country illegally.”

Presumably we citizens are supposed to be relieved at that number.

Were any re-arrests of illegals released by Obama? Inquiring minds want to know.

ICE arrests 1,378 suspected gang members in largest sweep to date, Fox News, May 11, 2017

The Trump administration has concluded a six-week nationwide sweep of suspected gang members with 1,378 arrests — the largest such gang sweep conducted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to date.

The operation, which ran from March 26 through May 6, targeted gang members and associates involved in transnational criminal activity, including drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, human smuggling, sex trafficking, murder and racketeering.

“Gangs threaten the safety of our communities, not just in major metropolitan areas, but in our suburbs and rural areas, too,” ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan said Thursday. “Gang-related violence and criminal activity present an ongoing challenge for law enforcement everywhere.”

According to ICE, of the 1,378 total arrested, 933 were U.S. citizens, and 1,095 were confirmed as gang members or affiliates. Also, 104 of those arrested were affiliated with the dreaded MS-13 gang, eight of whom illegally crossed the border as unaccompanied minors. Continue reading this article

Accused Killer Ingmar Guandique Is Deported to El Salvador

It’s a sad end to a terrible murder: Washington DC intern Chandra Levy was murdered in 2001, and now the case seems finished. An illegal alien, MS-13 gangster Ingmar Guandique was tried and convicted in the death, but later his conviction was overturned, and today it was reported that the Salvadoran felon (who was found guilty of other violent crimes) was deported on Friday.

It was a highly publicized case, largely because 24-year-old Chandra Levy was having an affair with married Congressman Gary Condit when she disappeared, and he was the top suspect for a while. The scandal was catnip for the press since it included sex, murder, a Washington figure and a young woman. The story disappeared from the media only when it was replaced on the front pages by the 9/11 terror attacks. Condit lost his re-election because of the scandal.

Below, murder victim Chandra Levy, with Ingmar Guandique in the inset.

Illegal alien Ingmar Guandique had a previous record of violent crime, including attacking women in the park where Chandra’s body was found. He should have been deported, but wasn’t.

Chandra’s mother Susan can’t be happy with the lack of justice the family has gotten: either the real killer is on the loose somewhere or has been sent back to El Salvador to live free of prison.

Chandra Levy’s mom still seeks justice; man once charged in murder is deported, Fresno Bee, May 8, 2017

Chandra Levy’s mother isn’t rock-solid sure who killed the vivacious intern from Modesto 16 years ago in Washington, D.C. But Susan Levy is satisfied that Salvadoran native Ingmar Guandique, whose murder conviction was overturned a couple of years ago, has been deported.

“Yes, he should go back,” said Susan Levy while preparing for a three-week art show opening next week in Modesto that was inspired by her daughter’s death. “I’m glad he’s not walking the streets of America attempting to hurt other women.”

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said that Guandique, 35, was flown Friday to El Salvador and transferred to authorities there. He was already in prison for attacks on other women in Rock Creek Park in the nation’s capital when he was charged in 2009 for the murder of Chandra Levy, whose remains were found in the same park.

Her 2001 disappearance became a national obsession when she was romantically linked to former congressman Gary Condit, whose political career ended soon after. Police in Washington at one point considered Condit a suspect, but later said they had cleared him. He broke 15 years of silence in October with a book that accuses Guandique while blaming Condit’s stunning fall from grace on bumbling investigators and a media frenzy.

A jury convicted Guandique of the slaying in 2010, but his conviction was overturned after a jailhouse informant’s testimony came under scrutiny. Continue reading this article

Murderous MS-13 Gang Terrorizes Long Island Schools as a Result of Obama Policies

The recent Long Island speech by Attorney General Jeff Sessions promising to crack down on MS-13 gangsters has brought needed attention on the problem. It is not overstating the case to say the foreign gangsters are terrorizing the area: 11 mostly young people have been killed by MS-13 which uses murder as its initiation ritual. Kids are afraid to go to school because of the threat of violence.

Judge Jeanine Pirro appeared on Fox News following a quadruple murder by the gang a few weeks ago, describing how they got here: “If you recall they came into this country in 2014 under the Obama administration policy of allowing in those from Central America — El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. I was one of those people saying look, as a DA, MS-13 is from El Salvador; they are without a doubt the most violent gang where initiation involves beating someone to death in front of others. . . They’re in your school, folks, they are in with your children in school.”

It was predictable at the time that when Obama opened the borders to Central Americans escaping gang violence that the gangsters would come right along with them. Why wouldn’t MS-13 and others take advantage of such an opportunity? Anyway, when the government admits an ethnic or national group, the whole diversity package is included.

Below, two MS-13 gangsters brought to America by permissive immigration policies.

An AP story described the terror in the schools that MS-13 diversity has created:

MS-13 street gang grips Long Island suburbs in violence, Associated Press, April 28, 2017

Late at night, when helicopters thrum overhead and spotlights beam down onto lawns, many people here know exactly what’s going on.

“You just think, ‘Oh, God, whose child is it now?'” said Stephanie Spezia, a longtime resident of this suburb in the heart of Long Island that’s caught in the grip of a violent street gang with Central American ties, MS-13.

MS-13 has been blamed for a trail of 11 corpses of mostly young people discovered in woods and vacant lots in Brentwood and neighboring Central Islip since the start of the school year.

The bloodshed in the blue-collar towns has gotten the attention of President Donald Trump, who says it’s the result of lax immigration policies that let too many criminal “scum” slip through.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday gave a speech about the violence to law enforcement officials near a park where the bodies of four young men were found this month bearing MS-13’s hallmarks: repeated slashes from a blade that left them nearly unrecognizable.

Some parents say they’re afraid to let their children go to school. Teens say any perceived slight to a gang member, especially a refusal to join, can mean death.

After one high school warned parents not to let their kids wear anything gang-affiliated, gang members started deciding on a daily basis what colors were off-limits, leaving students to guess what not to wear. Continue reading this article

Tucker Carlson Follows Up on Attorney General's Visit to Long Island to Fight Gang Crime

After Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ speech in Suffolk County Long Island about eradicating the murderous MS-13 gang from El Salvador, Tucker Carlson quizzed a local official about how the event went behind the scenes. Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini remarked that AG Sessions met with police and government officials and discussed in detail what could be done to end the horrific crime wave that has reportedly killed 11 mostly young people in the past year. While in Long Island, Sessions also visited with the parents of young people murdered by MS-13.

Tucker remarked about the presence of so many people protesting the Sessions appearance even though he was there to fight gang violence. Most of the signs available to see online were generic retreads of the same old open-borders crap, probably pulled out of a closet and dusted off.

More appropriate images would be photos of the crime victims, like high school girls Nisa Mickens and Kayla Cuevas brutally murdered by MS-13 gangsters. Otherwise, people might get the idea that open-borders lefties support violent foreign criminals. Perish the thought!

Here’s the interview from Friday:

TUCKER CARLSON: What’s the next step? Simply talking about MS-13 won’t beat them. Tim Sini is Police Commissioner for Suffolk County on Long Island and he joins us tonight. . . Why has MS-13 grown so much in the last 10 years?

TIM SINI: There’s likely a variety of factors: there’s no question that MS-13 preys on the immigrant community. In fact they in particular prey on unaccompanied children who come to this country illegally, then are placed in our communities, and the Suffolk County Police Department working in collaboration with our federal partners is dedicated to decimating this gang.

CARLSON: Are the feds going to help you?

SINI: Absolutely

CARLSON: Okay you’re confident the Attorney General’s announcement today means progress in the fight against MS-13.

SINI: Whenever you have the top law enforcement official in the country come to your community and commit to eradicating a dangerous gang such as MS-13 and then ask local officials how can we help, that’s a good day for your community. We had a very productive discussion today about law enforcement issues, about how the federal government can further assist us in our mission of eradicating MS-13, and several specific requests were discussed, several specific topics were discussed. It was a great meeting. We had the the heads of all the local departments in the room, we had our federal partners there and of course the Attorney General and his team.

CARLSON: Right, so I don’t know how far you are to be totally candid since we’re on TV and you’re still holding office, but it seems like politics is playing a pretty ugly role in all this, and you have protesters by the side of the road accusing the federal government of cracking down on all immigrants when they’re going after one of the most dangerous criminal gangs in the country — does that distort your ability to be able to address this as it as a as a criminal matter? Continue reading this article

America’s Attorney General Speaks Out about Increased Enforcement against MS-13 Gang

On Friday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Central Islip on Long Island, New York, an area suffering from worsened gang crime, particularly the ultra-violent MS-13 gang from Central America. That gang got extra attention for itself following a horrific quadruple murder on Long Island earlier this month.

Even so, enforcement of America’s immigration law is unpopular in certain quarters, and unfriendly open-borders advocates turned up as greeters, because even murderous illegal alien criminals are apparently desirable in the minds of some:

About 100 protest Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ visit, Newsday, April 28, 2017

About 100 people gathered outside the Central Islip federal courthouse Friday morning to demonstrate against the attorney general’s visit, sending the message that “immigrants are welcome here.”

The demonstrators gathered about two hours before Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed law enforcement officials during a stop in the same community where the bodies of four young men were found in a park just over two weeks ago — the latest violent incident in Central Islip and Brentwood to be investigated as a possible gang-related killing. . .

Tucker Carlson interviewed one of the protesters on his show, if you care to Watch.

Below, not every person with a sign was hostile to the attorney general.

Finally, keep in mind that Obama’s policy of delivering many thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America all around the country helped to distribute the MS-13 gang more widely around the nation.

Here’s AG Sessions’ speech, via video and text:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Delivers Remarks on Violent Crime to Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement, US Department of Justice, April 28, 2017

Remarks as prepared for delivery

Good morning. I am honored to be here today with all of you – the brave men and women of law enforcement. Your dedication, your commitment to justice and your patriotism are inspiring. Thank you for all you do to keep us safe.

I also want to thank Congressman Pete King for inviting me to visit his district. He has been a steadfast partner and leader in combating violent crime. Finally, let me thank our Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget Rohde of the Eastern District of New York. Bridget, thank you not only for your hospitality, but also for your leadership.

Today is the 99th day of President Trump’s administration. The President made a promise to make America safe again, and that is exactly what we are doing at the Department of Justice. The President has talked to me several times about this and his commitment to these issues is complete. He is very aware personally of the violence and murders here.

We’re seeing an increase in violent crime our cities – in Baltimore, Chicago, Memphis, Milwaukee, St. Louis and many others. But gang violence has also been in the headlines right here in the suburbs of Long Island, while the murder rate has surged 10 percent nationwide – the largest increase since 1968. Groups of murderers, rapists, traffickers and thugs are carrying out a frontal assault on the decent, law-abiding men and women of this community and others like it across our country.

This is not acceptable, and the American people will not tolerate it.

Are these gang and cartel members violent and formidable foes? They sure are. But they are also mortal, and that means they can be arrested, prosecuted and imprisoned for their crimes. And that’s what we are going to do.

MS-13’s motto is “kill, rape and control.” Let me tell you our motto: justice for victims and consequences for criminals. It is that simple. We will prosecute gang members who commit crimes, to the full extent of the law.

This community is no stranger to violence. You know the story: last September, two teenage girls here were beaten to death using baseball bats and a machete. Earlier this month, police in Central Islip found the bodies of four young men, ranging in age from 16 to 20. They had been murdered and their bodies were dumped in a park. One of these young men was an honor student.

I have a message for any gang that targets our young people: we are targeting you, and we are coming after you.

Transnational criminal organizations represent one of the gravest threats to American public safety today. These groups enrich themselves by pedaling poison in our communities, trafficking children for sexual exploitation and inflicting horrific violence in the neighborhoods where they operate and slipping their ill-gotten wealth back to their home countries.

For example, there are over 30,000 MS-13 members abroad, with their headquarters in the El Salvadoran prison system. According to the National Gang Intelligence Center, MS-13 now has more than 10,000 members in at least 40 states in this country – up significantly from just a few years ago. Continue reading this article

DHS Secretary Kelly Cites Border Terror Threats as a Top Concern

It’s not news that Islamic jihadists are joining up with Mexican drug cartels, but the recognition of the hellish partnership by the Homeland Security Secretary is. In fact, John Kelly says the threat keeps him awake at night.

Allah’s murderous thugs knew that Obama’s America had open borders and took advantage of that weakness. One example was the jihad-connected Pakistanis who were arrested near the border in 2015. In December of that year, several Middle Eastern men were arrested south of Tucson, and two of the group curiously had stainless steel cylinders in their backpacks. In 2011, it was reported that Hezbollah was working with the Mexican cartels. Last year we read that terror-associated Middle Easterners were smuggled across the border by Mexicans for the right price.

Fox News reported on the issue Tuesday:

BRET BAIER: Secretary Kelly is warning of a new and deadly connection responsible for increased crime and violence in the streets. Here’s chief intelligence correspondent, Catherine Herridge.

CATHERINE HERRIDGE: Transnational criminal organizations, including drug cartels and gangs, are building a relationship with foreign terrorist groups for financial gain.

DHS SECRETARY JOHN KELLY: The nexus between criminal networks and terrorist networks is real, and I would predict will get more sophisticated.

HERRIDGE: In his first major policy speech on threats facing America, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly predicts if foreign terrorists launched a successful plot like another 911, their operatives will not fly, they will cross through Mexico.

KELLY: That individual or individuals get into the United States through the southwest border. I’m staying up late at night every night to try to prevent that from happening.

HERRIDGE: Last week two Chicago-area men were indicted on ISIS-related charges. Kelly said the nation is in the midst of an unprecedented spike in homegrown terrorism, citing 36 newly opened cases in 18 states over the last 12 months.

KELLY: They have a single mission, and that is our destruction.

HERRIDGE: Kelly, who will visit the southern border again this week, defended the administration’s aggressive approach, arguing that a strong defense frustrates terrorists, drug shipments, the cartels and gangs. At the Justice Department alongside FBI director James Comey, the Attorney General hit hard on the same issue.

ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS: Because of an open border and years of lax immigration enforcement, MS-13 has been sending both recruiters and gang members to regenerate these gangs.

HERRIDGE: Both Sessions and Kelly said drug trafficking can’t be separated from border issues. Continue reading this article

MS-13 Spotlighted after Quadruple Murders on Long Island

The four male bodies found Wednesday in Suffolk County showed the brutality typical of the MS-13 gang. As a result, some concerned media people in nearby New York City paid attention.

Judge Jeanine Pirro appeared on Fox News Friday morning and reminded viewers that Obama’s permissive immigration policy for Central Americans admitted anyone who made it to the border, and they were redistributed all over this nation. That opening was a big opportunity for gangsters from south of the border, as noted by the judge (Watch):

JUDGE JEANINE: If you recall they came into this country in 2014 under the Obama administration policy of allowing in those from Central America — El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. I was one of those people saying look, as a DA, MS-13 is from El Salvador; they are without a doubt the most violent gang where initiation involves beating someone to death in front of others. . .

They came into this country, they told Border Patrol — “I’m MS-13, I’m a gang member” — and the Border Patrol could not stop them. They’ve got all of the indicia of being gang members, all the tats, and they have been allowed into this country. The Obama administration flew them all over.

They’re in your school, folks, they are in with your children in school. Now the two young girls who were murdered — and I had the parents on my show Justice a few weeks back — that’s not the last group of parents you’re going to see.

The poison pills from Obama just keep on coming.

And the judge is right when she says MS-13 are big into tats.

Tucker Carlson discussed the gang on Thursday, comparing them with the threat of ISIS on the basis of pure numbers:

TUCKER CARLSON: It’s fair to say, ISIS is the new global gold standard for awfulness, and they are indeed awful. Combine the Orlando, San Bernardino and Chattanooga terror attacks, and the groups is responsible for at least 68 deaths here in the U.S. over just the past three years and that’s bad. On the other hand, it’s nothing compared to MS-13. That organization, a mostly immigrant street gang is a far greater threat to your life than ISIS is. It’s the numbers.

It’s not just the bodies pile up in smaller numbers, and the coverage isn’t as splashy when they’re covered at all, because often they are not. Besides the four killings you just heard about in New York today, there’s Raymond Wood. He’s the Lynchburg teenager apparently murdered and left by the side of the road two weeks ago by a group of MS-13 members. All of them were here illegally, by the way.

There’s Kayla Cuevas and Nisa Mickens, a pair of teenage girls butchered with machetes by MS-13. They’re walking home from school in Brentwood, New York. We could go on and on and on. And in the future editions of the show, we will. But killing is not the end of the problem with MS-13; its members have been caught running child prostitution rings, they’ve been contacted by Mexican drug cartels and paid to run torture operations. And of course, they engage in the usual extortion, drug trafficking and human smuggling.

But unlike ISIS, MS-13 makes it hard to live in certain neighborhoods here in this country. Also unlike ISIS, there are a lot of them. ISIS may have a significant passive support in the U.S. and a lot of a suspect it does, but true active ISIS members — pretty small, maybe a few hundred at most. MS-13, by contrast, has at least 6,000 members, according to the government in this country, and they’re supported by more than 30,000 abroad. Yes, abroad. Because MS-13 is fundamentally a foreign threat.

Now, the administration is using a lot of firepower to defeat insurgents in the Middle East right now, and good for them. But what about the insurgency right down the road from you here in America? Because that’s exactly what it is.

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