Slideshow MS-13: Who Are They?
By Katie Pavlich, Townhall.com
Before he was elected President of the United States in November, Republican Donald Trump vowed on the campaign trail to bring law and order to cities across the country and promised specifically to go after MS-13.
Since January, MS-13 has been targeted extensively by federal law enforcement authorities and efforts have been bolstered by an executive order from the White House.
"The men and women of ICE are turning the tide in the battle against MS-13," President Trump said during a speech in Long Island last week. "We will find you. We will arrest you. We will jail you, and we will deport you."
"MS-13 has transformed peaceful parks and beautiful quiet neighborhoods into blood-stained killing fields. They’re animals. We cannot tolerate as a society the spilling of innocent, young, wonderful vibrant people," he contined. "ICE officers recently conducted the largest crackdown on criminal gangs in the history of our country. We're just getting started. We will restore law and order."