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MS-13 Actively Recruiting Illegal Alien Minors at U.S. Shelters

MS-13 Actively Recruiting Illegal Alien Minors at U.S. Shelters

JULY 10, 2014

The nation’s most violent street gangs—including Mara Salvatrucha—are actively recruiting new members at U.S. shelters housing illegal immigrant minors and they’re using Red Cross phones to communicate, a Homeland Security source tells Judicial Watch.

JW has reported extensively on the crisis created by the sudden influx of mostly Central American minors that have crossed into the U.S. through the Mexican border in recent weeks. It has created havoc and will end up costing American taxpayers billions of dollars to house, process, medically treat, feed and inevitably educate the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) which are being dispersed throughout the country. They are bringing in dangerous diseases—including swine flu, dengue fever, Ebola virus and tuberculosis— and occupying our military bases as shelters.

As if all this weren’t bad enough, the invasion is also supplying the nation’s most dangerous street gangs with new soldiers. The Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and the 18th Street gangs are on a recruiting frenzy at the various facilities housing the newly arrived illegal aliens, according to JW’s source. The MS-13 is a feared street gang of mostly Central American illegal immigrants that’s spread throughout the U.S. and is renowned for drug distribution, murder, rape, robbery, home invasions, kidnappings, vandalism and other violent crimes. The Justice Department’s National Gang Intelligence Center (NGIC) says criminal street gangs like the MS-13 are responsible for the majority of violent crimes in the U.S. and are the primary distributors of most illicit drugs.

The 18th Street gang is considered the largest organized gang in Los Angeles County with about 15,000 members that operate a number of criminal enterprises throughout the region. Last year ten of its leaders were indicted for running a large-scale methamphetamine and drug trafficking business in South Los Angeles. A local newspaper report about the case says 18th Street gang leaders deported from the U.S. in the 1990s helped spread the gang across Central America and into Mexico. It’s not unreasonable to conclude that some of the members are among the tens of thousands of UACs that have entered the U.S. recently.

In fact, last month the president of the Tucson Border Patrol Union, veteran agent Art Del Cueto, confirmed to JW that the UACs are not all little kids as the media was largely reporting at that point. Many are in their late teens and have possible ties to gang members, Del Cueto said. After seeing the first few batches of UACs, Del Cueto immediately expressed concern that the illegal aliens would be relocated in the U.S. with family despite affiliations with criminal enterprises.

That makes this week’s insider report of violent gangs openly recruiting UACs—with the help of phones provided by a well-known charity—all the more appalling. JW’s inside source is on the ground and has received first-hand reports from federal agents at the scene. “MS-13 and 18th Street gangs are actively recruiting new members at our detention centers,” the source confirms. “The new gang members then use the Red Cross phones to sign up.”





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  • Cat411

    While he fund-raises for the Dems, plays pool, drinks beer, and laughs at the citizen’s outrage, yet won’t go in person to the border to see what his criminal machinations have done. I think he’s afraid of getting infected by one of their diseases, or of possibly running into the protestors who want to send the “UACs” home.

  • Cat411

    Blah, blah, blah. Same old story from the lefties.

    If I COULD hurt O, I wouldn’t use words to do so.

  • Cat411

    A guy I know who was in prison once, told me that there are black and Mexican gangs in prison, but the Mexican gangs outweigh the blacks by a very large margin. He said even in prison they are vicious and won’t hesitate to kill anyone who crosses them. If someone gets into a fight with one of the Mex gangsters, several more jump in and beat, stomp, and kick you while you’re down. They shouldn’t be in US prisons, they should be deported as soon as they are arrested.

  • Katie

    SOME members of Congress (those who agree with the agenda) are able to get in. I read about one Republican who tried to get in, and was turned away (told he had to schedule a visit). And then there are rules (no cellphones, no talking to the staff, etc).

  • Katie

    It is the Senate who confirms treaties and trade agreements. The House has nothing to do with it.

  • http://lisaleaks.com/ lisaleaks

    Fiercely against!

    US Trade Agreements feed crimes against people and Congress continues to pass them.
    North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and all other so-called free-trade agreements. They are flawed agreements that do nothing but support the offshoring and outsourcing that enriches multinational corporations and first-world capitalists while destroying the U.S. economy.



  • Bill Krupar

    so are you for this illegal immigration, or against it?

  • http://lisaleaks.com/ lisaleaks

    It’s rally important to understand WHY this is happening. The US is heavily invested in its relationship with the Mexico-NAFTA
    program. Janet Napolitano, former head of Secretary of Homeland Security, helped craft the ‘Higher Education Program,’ an administrative rule that offers relief for Mexican children. Napolitano said “these measures — and immigration reform — are key to harnessing the potential of the North American workforce and hopes the U.S., Mexico and Canada will present themselves to the world as a unified region in the future.”
    The other crucial components that effect this mass movement are the Obama Administrations ‘Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program,’ and the ‘Deportation Reprieve For Young Illegal Immigrants’ – “Right thing to do.”
    One of the primary goals of NAFTA is to “improve” the U.S. relations with Mexico. The bilateral relations have increased tremendously over the years and [the U.S. and Mexico] pulling together has been a very important aspect of
    this trade agreement.

  • Kimberley Page

    BS because it’s true and your wearing blinders to the actual facts? I really feel sorry for you. You think these people are not in the US camps? They have pictures to prove otherwise, intereviews from border patrol agents that say otherwise. Open your eyes to the facts and get clear your head from drinking so much of the OBAMA water.

  • burnz

    I think it should be legal to dispose of anyone with MS-13 tattoos. Make them swim home.

  • Dena

    Some of those children are from Africa and must have come here by plane. That is the only way I can explain Ebola. When you get Ebola your talking about a 10% survival rate and that is with full medical care. The reason Ebola is so confined is because it kills so fast that it’s unable to spread before it kills the carrier. The most effective disease is something like TB which takes years to kill and you are spreading it most of the time you have it.
    As for MS13, I have lived in Los Angles area and they are bad news. Allowed to spread they will create a new Mafia, far more violent and supported by drug sales.

  • XoroxVotes

    BS article

  • marcuspiggus

    Sterilize them the old fashioned way. And make sure the knife is rusty.

  • usausapatriot


  • Spirit of 1791

    Have you seen the latest moron leading that group?

  • usausapatriot

    All because of the islamic communist puppet regime and it’s islam AGENDA to destroy White Christian Americans of The Western World.

  • Bill Birch

    Chicago is now hiring.

  • Shirley Nanos

    Well Homeland Security must step up to the plate and do the job they were created for. Secure the Homeland. America is their Homeland. Use your military gear and personnel to shore up the border and stop the illegal crossing. If obo has ordered Homeland Security to not do anything about this situation, they must not obey him. They must stop the invasion of illegals coming into the Homeland or face charges of treason. Every last one of them.

  • remmy

    That’s what he wants.

  • Maurice E. Gilbert Sr.

    Yep, and when Obama leaves the White House and goes back to his homeland, the gangs will still be here and Obama can smile and know that he was successful in the destruction of the US!

  • raynebc

    Obama’s administration owns this debacle, and it’s only getting worse by the day.

  • https://www.facebook.com/crystal.starheart Crystal R. Starheart

    but just think how much money they are making for the corporations that have contracts with the government to furnish them with supplies…..

  • https://www.facebook.com/crystal.starheart Crystal R. Starheart

    and send them to Guantanamo…..

  • KJinWTexas

    Too late. From seeing their lack of action, I’m pretty sure our politicians have already been lobotomized.

  • tiorbinist

    Interesting. Our Senators and congress-critters can’t get entry to these concentration camps, but the street gangs can? Really? And both Houses of Congress are clueless about what’s going on in those camps, but JW has informants?

    What a world.

  • politicianssuck

    NO…what we need is to sterilize and lobotomize every politician in the USA

  • politicianssuck

    Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Biden, Clinton call these remarks from Homeland Security racist as they are only trying to hurt Obama

  • Michele

    We all can see this country rapidly declining under this president…vote out every single dem and RINO you can in 2014 to counter balance this administration devastation and destruction – only the tea party are honoring the constitution and constituent wishes…vote vote vote and get the word out…God help us get through the next 2.5 years!!

  • robertsgt40

    I live in south Texas. I hear you. I live 10mi from the detention center at Lackland AFB. We’re fkd

  • ** Defiant Soul **

    I live in So. California and this problem will never get better. Our current administration promised to re-create America and he has succeeded in doing so. How’s all the ‘change’ working out?

  • Marsha

    Sterilize every immigrant in the country. Don’t forget the ones from India.