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Trump blames lax immigration enforcement for rise of 'bad MS-13 gangs'

Led by President Trump, top administration officials on Tuesday blamed what they called lax immigration enforcement for the rise of MS-13, the bloody crime cartel spawned in the streets and jails of Los Angeles, and promised a stronger federal response.

MS-13 was founded in Los Angeles in the 1980s by immigrants fleeing a civil war in their native El Salvador, and it has expanded in scope and violence ever since.

An FBI task force has investigated the transnational crime group since 2007, working with law enforcement in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. In 2008, before Obama was elected, the FBI said MS-13 was active in at least 42 states.

In separate speeches Tuesday, Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly both vowed to take a tougher approach to such cartels, but offered few details as to what that would entail.

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