Border Patrol agents in South Texas arrested five Salvadoran MS-13 members illegally entering the U.S. Two of the dangerous gang members had previously been deported. The arrests occurred over a three-day period, reports Breitbart.

The arrests happened near the McAllen Border Patrol Station in the Rio Grande Valley Sector when the agents encountered a Salvadoran woman near Hidalgo, Texas, on February 3. The agents arrested her and conducted a background investigation. The agents learned she is a member of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13).

The following day, McAllen Station agents working near Granjeno, Texas, captured another Salvadoran man as he illegally crossed the border from Mexico. After arresting him, agents conducted records check that revealed criminal convictions in Denton County, Texas, for possession of a controlled substance.

They then discovered that the immigration officials had deported this gang member on multiple occasions.

Later that day, agents working near Havana, Texas, discovered a group of nine migrants who had entered the U.S. illegally. Agents identified one of the nine as an MS-13 member and learned that immigration officers deported the man on two separate occasions.

On Monday, agents assigned to the Corpus Christi station received a call from local law enforcement officials in Jackson County, Texas. The agents responded and determined the four individuals being held by local police were in the U.S. illegally. After conducting a background investigation, the agents learned that one of the men was also a confirmed MS-13 member.

McAllen Station agents then arrested a fifth Salvadoran national later that day. The Salvadorian was determined to also be a member of MS-13.

The previously deported gang members will likely be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas for illegal re-entry after removal. The remaining members and illegal aliens will be processed for removal or prosecution.

These catches are timely, as they come when President Trump called for a shutdown of the government if Congress did not act to help close immigration loopholes that allow MS-13 gang members, to enter the U.S. as unaccompanied minors and as part of migrant family units.

“Frankly, I’ll go a step further, if we don’t change the legislation, if we don’t get rid of these loopholes where killers are allowed to come into our country … if we don’t change it let’s have a shutdown, we’ll do a shutdown,” Trump said. “It’s worth it for our country.”

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  • David Morgan

    I haven’t worked in Washington in any Official capacity so I am not familiar with the process to change immigration laws. But to have these ruthless killers and drug peddlers return time after time has to in the forefront of keeping your family safe in Texas and else where. These MS-13 members are the absolute dregs of society. There potential for killing incests and human trafficking are very high. Build the wall, close the loop holes that allow these animals into our Country.

  • nimbii

    What major DC donors gain from this? You can bet there’s a few throwing money on both sides of the aisle but probably more on the Dem side.

  • Doug_S

    And how is it that these people and getting thru Mexico without getting caught. Complicity from the Mexicans? Build the wall!!!

  • Allen

    Does Joy Reed know about these fictitious gang? She claims that only Fox News knows about them. Take her sorry ass down there and show them to her.

    • Big Ed

      I know about MS-13, you know about MS-13 and most conservatives know about MS-13, but it is not our responsibility to teach ignorant leftist TV talking heads about MS-13. She is an announcer on the tube-she is supposed to know about threats to our society, and if she don’t she has no business having her cushy job. Fire her ass and get an announcer who knows what is going on.

  • MSG Leo

    If they have tear drop tattoos on their face, they should be shot then rolled back over the border.

  • Big Ed

    Each and every MS-13 gang member is a criminal and stone cold killer. Of the balance of Mexican immigrants, the best of them are the ones currently labeled Dreamers and the best of these are the DACA people. Studies show that DACA people are 142% more likely than a current citizen of committing a crime (in addition to the one they committed when they broke into the country), the same studies show that Dreamers are 256% more likely to commit another crime and the balance of Mexicans are worse than the Dreamers. The MS-13 gang members are 100% criminals and will be guaranteed to commit crimes ranging between drug sales and murder. Why the hell do we want or need any of them here-we have no shortage of criminals in our society today and certainly don’t need more. BUILD THE WALL-and make it tall. Having our crime rate 50% higher than now is a poor reward for getting extra Democrats elected. It would hardly be a welcome trade off if our crime rate was halved in order to get more Democrats elected.