The eternal strong man and devoted patriot, Chuck Norris, is worried. A new threat is invading our country, and it isn’t radical Islamist.
Chuck Norris said out of the 33,000 different gangs roving the streets in our country, the Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, is the most dangerous. He warns that the gang is now recruiting elementary school children using Facebook. (via WND)
MS-13 now has a stronghold in our country and appears to be using younger and younger children to foster their drug-running and gun-running activities.
Northern Virginia Regional Task Force Director Jay Lanham said MS-13 typically recruits children at young as fifth graders.
Gang members have also been connected to a growing number of rapes, kidnappings, and murders of young girls in the state.
The MS-13 gang has been dubbed the ISIS of domestic gangs. According to FBI statistics, there are about 1.4 million gang members, of various affiliations, in America and Puerto Rico.
“From coast to coast in the U.S., MS-13 has been growing exponentially. Though numbers vary, experts estimate there are more than 70,000 MS-13 members in the Northern Triangle. At least 10,000 members in the U.S. today, many of whom are illegals, with more pouring into our country through the southern border every day,” Norris continued.
He also rightly pointed out that the infiltration of America by gang members is one of the most overlooked aspects of illegal immigration.
About 57,000 illegal immigrants children traveling along crossed the Mexican border into the United States since last October alone. The bulk of the unaccompanied minors came from Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador – all places where MS-13 has a strong presence.
MS-13 activities in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras have made the region the most violent place on the planet that is not involved in a declared war. The Treasury Department classified the Mara Salvatrucha a “transnational criminal organization.” This is the first time the federal agency has given such a label to a street gang in the United States.
According to FBI reports, MS-13 has its heaviest presence in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Fairfax County, and Virginia. They also list two counties in Maryland, Queens and Long Island in New York City, and several cities in New Jersey.
Also at risk are Boston, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Houston. Investigations into the violent drug cartel gang have now reportedly expanded to every state in the union.