The presence of illegal alien gangs in U.S. communities is due to decades of failure on the part of our federal government to secure our southern border and policies that allow such criminals to find sanctuary on U.S. soil. From traditional street gangs, prison based gangs, and those that have evolved into transnational criminal organizations, these gangs are causing communities to drain valuable resources to combat the crime wave that accompanies them.
Additionally, the flood of unaccompanied minors since 2012 from primarily El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala has provided some of these gangs with a steady flow of members to bolster their ranks.
- MS-13 or Mara Salvatrucha or also known as “La Mara.”
- 18th Street Gang or Barrio 18, or MS-18 in El Salvador
- Barrio Azteca
- Border Brothers
- Partido Revolutionario Mexicano (PRM) aka Mexicles
Read about these deadly gangs