MS-13 -- A NOTORIOUSLY BRUTAL GANG OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
Captain Ed links to a Los Angeles Times' piece on the brutal, illegal immigrant gang, Mara Salvatrucha -- known in its abbreviated street parlance as "MS-13" -- whose "50,000 international hardcases" operate in at least 33 states now and is, as Captain Ed duly notes, a product of failed immigration policies, porous borders, and an egregiously misguided past declaration of amnesty for illegals within our midst. As I have written any number of times, not all illegal border jumpers are hapless lettuce-harvesters trying desperately to improve their lot in life, as open borders' apologists would have you believe.
This writer has covered MS-13 in a number of posts and devoted particular attention to the brutal killing of a Houston-area toddler, Aiden Naquin, who was allegedly gunned down at near point-blank range by a 19-year-old Salvadoran MS-13 gang member, Miguel Angel Castro, while the little boy sat strapped into a child's safety seat in the backseat of his father's car.
And know that this gang was sent to the Arizona desert to target Minutemen.
Keep this gang and its brutal, nefarious activities in the forefront of your mind when you eventually weigh the pluses and minuses of whatever immigration reform legislation the Bush Administration eventually endorses next year. And I encourage you to insist of your Congressmen that much tighter border security enforcement be implemented first before any amnesty for illegals disguised as Guest Worker Programs are trumpeted by misguided elected officials bowing to pressures from business' and Latino activists' interests.