The government of El Salvador is reportedly concerned about stricter enforcement of immigration laws in the United States, claiming mass deportations will result in increased violence in El Salvador.

According to El Comercio, Salvadoran Defense Miniser David Munguia Payés told reporters, “we know that if there are massive deportations from the U.S., violence in [El Salvador] will increase” because such deportations will likely target the MS13 street gang.

Payés allegedly told reporters that if members of the MS13 street gang are deported en masse, they will cause tension among local gang members.

This appears to concur with a recent report from Crisis Group which suggested the Trump administration “refrain from instigating mass deportations or harder anti-immigrations measures” to prevent increased violence in Central American countries, including El Salvador.

Back to El Comercio, the outlet states that El Salvador’s government is contemplating combatting the increased risk of violence by requiring criminal deportees to check in with police monthly to prove they’re not involved in any illegal activities.

“On the other hand,” the outlet reports, “the [Defense Minister] did not rule out the possibility that gang members with criminal records [will also be] arrested on arrival in the country.”

News of El Salvador’s concern appears to have struck many as an example of exactly why the U.S. needs to clamp down on illegal immigration.

MS13 gang members have made headlines as of late for violence carried out in the U.S.

In one particularly gruesome case, the dismembered bodies of four young men were discovered in Long Island.

According to NBC, those murders were linked to MS13, which the outlet states has been accused of carrying out 15 homicides in the last 16 months in one single New York county.

In response, Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave a speech slamming MS13 as “a symbol of this plague that has spread across our country and into our communities,” further describing them as “one of the gravest threats to American safety.”

Sessions also visited Long Island to discuss MS13 and the increase in crime the gang has brought to the United States.

El Comercio
Crisis Group

  • freenclear

    Dear El Salvador,

    Umm, so what?

    • M Jensen

      So then mass immigration from El Salvador to the US, most illegal immigrants come from Central America these days, escaping the violence; ms 13 should be buried in jail

      • Christopher J Stanton

        I agree with everything except the “in jail.”

      • lazerdawg

        sounds like we need a wall then

  • Dante Alighieri

    By the way: “Obama deported more than 2.5 million people during his term in office – more than any other president in history” I’ll bet there were more than a few MS-13 deportees among them.”

    • GigiAnn

      And behind the back door Obama let In All Illegals to make up for it.

    • Debbie Lee

      They included those turned away at the border. Hardly a “deportation.

      • Dante Alighieri

        “Now, the vast majority of border crossers who are apprehended get fingerprinted and formally deported. The change began during the George W. Bush administration and accelerated under Obama. The policy stemmed in part from a desire to ensure that people who had crossed into the country illegally would have formal charges on their records. LA TIMES

        Does that count for anything? –D

        • Rick H.

          No…..nothing you said refuted Debbie’s comment about how Obama’s deportations were really NOT deportations. They were turned back at the border and counted. Do you SERIOUSLY think that any illegal alien cares about what is on their record? THEY ARE BREAKING THE LAW ENTERING ILLEGALLY!

    • arena

      Don’t worry Trump will break that measly record in no time.

  • Roy Biscar
  • F’N-AW

    If they’re so dangerous, why did you let them leave?

    • Hairatic Rick

      Because they send tons of their crime money back to family. The governments, All of them, down there don’t don’t given an Elf about Americans, they just want their cash cattle to stay here so they can keep on milking money out of America. That is why they help their people to jump our borders, with the help of American Antifa Marxist SJW progressive.

  • GigiAnn

    No Thanks to Obama …For Open Borders , His love for Immigrants and Gangs…Leading from Behind.

  • Hairatic Rick

    El Salvador needs help dealing with the deportees so let’s send them some progressive. We could fly them down there on Green Inferno Air. ????

    • Hairatic Rick

      Green Inferno, best movie… Ever! ????

  • arena

    Then stop producing criminals.

  • Smarmalicious

    No, I agree, they should probably just be put to death, not like it’s hard to identify who they are.

  • Disruptive Element

    Rather amusing to read as I remember the big upset over President Trumps campaign comments “They send us their worst—-”
    Now they want us to keep them.

  • ibcyn

    Then IMO, El Salvador has a problem ahead of them. Why should we keep THEIR thugs?

  • Robert T Strickland

    Soooo, everyone beats on Trump for wanting to send people back to unsafe countries… but the countries are unsafe and the people he’s sending are hardened criminals who were basically “the problem” in the first place.

    Bad Trump… so bad… stop trying to solve problems. 🙂

  • Rooster Cogburn

    Your country, your problem. Your Socialist Gov created these goons, you deal with them.

  • PaulMurrayCbr

    Correct response: “Gee, that’s terrible!”

    Possible follow-up: “Have you considered instituting the death penalty?”

  • Edward Conley

    So they have to deal with their own problem now instead of shipping their criminals to the United States? Isn’t that just too bad?