Turns Out One of the Illegal Alien Caravan Members was MS-13

  • 04/13/2018
  • Source: AAN
  • by: Kevin Boyd
Turns Out One of the Illegal Alien Caravan Members was MS-13
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According to the Border Patrol, they detained a member of the “migrant caravan” in southern Arizona who has confessed to being a member of the transnational gang MS-13.

Currently, members of a “migrant caravan” that has worked its way from Honduras through Mexico are making their way to the U.S. border.

On Monday afternoon, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Yuma Station came across a large group of 61 illegal immigrants near the San Luis port of entry. Authorities identified the illegals as one Mexican national, one Salvadorian national, and 59 Guatemalans.

“We questioned the members of the group and confirmed they are part of the caravan of Central Americans who are reported to be traveling to the U.S.,” Border Patrol spokesman Justin Kallinger told Breitbart Texas.

Of the group, 90 percent were unaccompanied minors ranging from ages one to 17.

The Salvadorian, Herberth Geovani Argueta-Chavez was originally identified as an unaccompanied minor. However, Chavez later revealed that was 18 years old and a member of the MS-13 gang. He claims to be heading to Los Angeles and that he was trying to “separate from the gang.”

Kallinger says that the Yuma sector has recently seen an uptick in illegal border crossings, mostly from Guatemala and Honduras.

The “migrant caravan” is part of Viacrucis Migrante 2018, which is an annual trek of migrants from Central America that travels through Mexico to try and reach the United States. The caravan dispersed in Mexico City, however, some members of the group headed for the U.S. border on their own.

Crimes committed by MS-13 have begun to attract the attention of lawmakers recently. New York State just announced that it would spend $18.5 million to battle the vicious gang. There are an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 members of MS-13 in the U.S.
 Source: AAN
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