MS-13

Trump cites MS-13 in immigration crackdown. But others here illegally are helping police bring down the gang

Trump cites MS-13 in immigration crackdown. But others here illegally are helping police bring down the gang

The ruthless Salvadoran street gang MS-13 has terrorized the streets of Los Angeles and other cities for decades.

More recently, President Trump has cited the gang in his war of words about illegal immigration.

This week, authorities conducted a large gang sweep that officials hope will further break up MS-13.

ATF agents board a truck to conduct a raid early Wednesday morning in Los Angeles. (Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)

THE GANG AND ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

Those here illegally helped in gang investigation

MS-13 was started in Los Angeles in the mid-1980s by Salvadoran immigrants — many of them young ex-soldiers — fleeing their country’s civil war....

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