The most dangerous and bloodthirsty street gangs in the United States -- including MS-13 (Mara Salvatrucha) with more than 70,000 members -- have discovered a human treasure-trove of potential members and they've begun their own recruitment drive at some of the less protected shelters housing illegal alien minors who have entered the United States, according to a top "Inside the Beltway" watchdog group on Thursday.
While U.S. political leaders are scrambling to cope with the crisis created by this mass migration of tens of thousands of mostly illegal alien minors who have swarmed into the U.S. via the Mexican border in recent weeks, it's believed that among the "children" are members of Latino gangs emanating from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, according to officials at Judicial Watch, the organization that successfully got a federal judge to act on the IRS scandal this week.
The flood of illegal alien young people, characterized by many as a human tsunami, has overwhelmed the nation's immigration system and is expected to cost 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, according to a July 8 report.
One of the consequences of this de facto invasion is that these recent crop of illegal aliens is 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 Judicial Watch's anonymous source.
MS-13 is a feared gang of mostly Central American illegal aliens that has "cliques" in at least 42 states, according to lew enforcement, It is involved in organized crime enterprises that includes drug distribution, murder, robbery, home invasions, kidnappings and other violent crimes. The Justice Department’s National Gang Intelligence Center (NGIC) claims that Latino 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.
Meanwhile, the smaller but just as violent and deadly 18th Street gang is considered the largest gang -- larger than the notorious Bloods and Crips gangs -- in Los Angeles with an estimated membership of 15,000 who oversee 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 news story about the 2013 case reports that the 18th Street gang leaders who were deported from the U.S. in the 1990's subsequently spread the gang's reach across Central American nations and as well as drug cartel-haven, 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," according to Judicial Watch..
In June, the president of the Tucson Border Patrol Union, Art Del Cueto, who is a veteran agent, informed Judicial Watch that this latest influx of UAC's aren't just little children as the news media largely reports, but many of them "are in their late teens and have possible ties to gang members," Del Cueto said.
Once Del Cueto was able to assess this latest immigration crisis, he expressed his concern that these illegal aliens -- many of whom have not been thoroughly screened -- will be relocated in the U.S. with people who claim to be the children's families at the "urging" of the gangs' leaders.