ICE Set Out to Destroy MS-13. And The Results Are Glorious...
MS-13 sounds like a venereal disease. In a way it is the STD of America, which is why ICE has taken it upon themselves to target them specifically (see YES! FBI Teams Up With Local Police to Bust MS-13 Gang Members). It's been a few months since Jeff Sessions set out to rid the United States from the human herpes that fancies itself a gang. The results are not disappointing:
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) officials today announced the results of stepped up efforts by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to target and dismantle MS-13 - culminating in the arrest of 267 in the U.S. and overseas.
"Operation Raging Bull" was led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations with support from federal, state, local and international law enforcement partners.
The operation was conducted in two phases, targeting dangerous gang members and their global financial networks. In September, ICE announced the results of the first phase of this operation which netted 53 arrests in El Salvador at the conclusion of an 18-month investigation. The second phase was conducted across the U.S. from Oct. 8 to Nov. 11, and concluded with 214 MS-13 arrests nationwide.
That's a lot of arrests being made in the month-long portion of the second phase. The Obama administration left quite a mess of illegal immigration in their wake. It hasn't been easy for ICE to enforce the law, what with every leftist and their mother lending aid to spicy law-breakers (see Oregon Judge Helps Illegal Criminal Escape ICE Agents. Yes, Really...). Still, they managed to do it in most excellent fashion. Major props.
Maybe a year from now we'll be another step closer to having reliable national security. And perhaps even, dare I say it, a wall.