A Customs and Border Protection whistleblower turned over documents showing that under the Obama administration CBP officials released at least 16 teenagers they knew had ties to the deadly MS-13 gang. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said the documents showed that the teenagers were caught crossing the border in 2014 but then were shipped to juvenile homes across the country.
“CBP apprehended them, knew they were MS-13 gang members, and they processed and disbursed them into our communities,” Sen. Johnson said.
According to the documents the gang members were part of the 2014 surge of unaccompanied minors or UACs. The “children” were treated as refugees though security analysis knew they had ties to the gang.
Sen. Johnson also pointed out that the label of “children” was misleading and that around 68% of the UACs apprehended from 2012-2016 were between the ages of 15-17.
The MS-13 gang has been one of the most notorious, violent gangs, known for beheadings or amputations by a machete for those that oppose or defy the gang.
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Updated: Thu, Jun 8th 2017 @ 9:55am EDT