MS-13 Problem: Investigating Gang Membership, Its Nexus to Illegal Immigration, and Federal Efforts to End the Threat, Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, June 21, 2017 [open pdf - 2MB]
This testimony compilation is from the June 21, 2017 hearing on "The MS-13 Problem: Investigating Gang Membership, Its Nexus to Illegal Immigration, and Federal Efforts to End the Threat," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. From the opening statement of Chuck Grassley: "The topic of today's hearing involves the MS-13 crisis that's growing and spreading in communities across our nation. The atrocities of these criminals are not new. This group has existed since the 1980s, and has made a reputation for itself as a perpetrator of extreme-and often gruesome-violence. This organization has been dubbed the world's "most dangerous gang," and some say it could be a terrorist organization. But, you wouldn't expect anything less from a group whose motto is 'kill, rape, and control.' Unfortunately, over the past two years, this terrifying motto has become a vicious reality for many communities across our nation. So far this year, the gang has been publicly linked to dozens of high-profile killings, rapes, and assaults across the country, from the Washington D.C. metro area to Houston, Texas. Undoubtedly, there are many more that simply haven't been reported." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Carla Provost, Scott Lloyd, Derek Benner, Matthew Albence, and Kenneth Blanco.
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