Members of a group that President Trump once described as “animals” have allegedly been caught in yet another horrific crime.
Six members of the MS-13 gang were recently charged in connection with the savage murder of 17-year-old Herson Rivas.
Rivas’ body was found in a wooded area just outside of Boston on August 2.
His body had been horribly mutilated.
According to court documents, the gang members stabbed him with knives as though they were “chopping wood.” They “murdered the victim with premeditated malice, and with extreme atrocity and cruelty,” prosecutors allege.
The affidavit revealed one of the suspects’ knives actually “became warped during the attack.”
U.S. Attorney Andrew E. Lelling stated, “MS-13 is a ruthless, transnational gang operating in our backyard. This group routinely commits senseless acts of violence, including murder, to maintain control and instill fear.”
The feds say that the gang murdered Rivas because they believed he was cooperating with law enforcement.
MS-13 and immigration policy
The threat posed by gangs such as MS-13 has become a focal point of President Trump’s immigration policies.
Trump has regularly claimed that gangs like MS-13 exploit our lax border control as a way to enter the country.
The details of this case support that supposition by Trump.
19-year-old Henri Salvador Gutierrez, one of the alleged attackers, had escaped deportation just a month before the murder. Homeland Security had reported him as an active MS-13 member, but the judge, unconvinced, eventually ordered him to be released.
“Salvador succeeded in convincing an immigration court that he was not in a gang, was not violent, did not pose a threat to the public,” said law enforcement.
Four of the suspects appear to have come into the United States illegally and were listed as Salvadorean nationals in the DOJ press release.
Two of those had previously been in the custody of immigration authorities but for some reason were released.
Currently, all six of the suspects are in custody and are now awaiting their court date after having been charged last week.
For Democrats to continue to ignore this problem should be a crime.
In fact, by doing so, they are actually putting more and more American lives at risk for the sake of holding a political line in the sand.
This and this alone should be proof to Americans that the Democrat party simply does not have the best interests of our country in mind.