|Sleepy San Salvador street. Why did Reagan send thousands of prison-hardened Los Angeles gangbangers to destroy this peace? Photo by Jan van Oosthuizen.|
The weak illegal immigration policies of the Obama Admin. allowed bad MS 13 gangs to form in cities across U.S. We are removing them fast!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2017
MS-13 formed 1980s in badly run California prisons. Exported to Central America and Mexico by policy of deporting instead of rehabilitating https://t.co/QaKyn8YuU2— Yastreblyansky (@Yastreblyansky) April 18, 2017
Unless he's thinking in retroactionary terms that the malign influence of the Obama presidency stretches backwards, into the past. The virulence of the MS-13 organization in particular has to with the way it was nourished by US criminal justice policy, which was to deal with the problem by outsourcing it, deporting members in huge numbers to their home countries, especially El Salvador and Honduras, where they overwhelmed weak local governments, taking over the streets and recruiting new members and systematizing the smuggling of people back to the US, and participating alongside the Sinaloa Cartel in the Mexican drug war. A Trump-like policy over most of the past 30 years has made them ever stronger.
Reagan-Clinton-Bush irresponsibility wrecked Salvadoran and Honduran society and then it bit US back. But nothing to do with Obama.— Yastreblyansky (@Yastreblyansky) April 18, 2017
Your ICE is removing hard working potential citizens. Twice as many non-criminals as Obama admin https://t.co/jMayYrVxgU— Yastreblyansky (@Yastreblyansky) April 18, 2017
"Criminals" you're deporting aren't MS-13 gangsters but low-level drug offenders, DUI suspects https://t.co/cPxmrOHdn6— Yastreblyansky (@Yastreblyansky) April 18, 2017
Your ICE has STOPPED Obama-era focus on deporting gangsters and is going wild on arresting people at random https://t.co/uRuLEVHuwc pic.twitter.com/ckNvKhYzzV— Yastreblyansky (@Yastreblyansky) April 18, 2017
So it's exactly the opposite of what you claimed. Under Trump admin, honest immigrants are deported and MS-13 members left alone.— Yastreblyansky (@Yastreblyansky) April 18, 2017
Update: Thanks for the shout-out, Batocchio! And there was something I wanted to add to this, which is that if you remember all those children fleeing from Central America without their parents in the spring and summer of 2014, the US prison-created drug gangs of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras were what they were primarily fleeing from.