My fellow Americans, this week, prosecutors, law enforcement officers, homeland security officials,
and lawmakers joined me at the White House to address a very vicious threat to our communities—the savage gang, MS-13.
Glaring loopholes in our laws have allowed criminals and gang members to break into our country.
For example, under current law, unaccompanied alien minors at the border are released into American communities no matter where, no matter how,
it is so easy for them because the laws are bad and they have to be changed.
This loophole is easily exploited by MS-13, which now operates in at least 40 states.
In addition to MS-13, many other gangs are breaking into our country routinely because our laws are so weak, so sad, so pathetic.
At this week’s roundtable, we learned the story of one family right here in Washington, D.
that hosted a person in their home,
who then began to recruit their young son to MS-13.