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U.S.-Mexico Deal Will Not Impact Amnesty Pipeline for MS-13 Gang

A plan struck by President Trump between the United States and Mexico to help stem soaring levels of illegal immigration at the southern border will not impact an amnesty pipeline for unaccompanied minors and their illegal alien relatives — a tool often used by the MS-13 Gang to grow membership. 

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Exclusive — Jessica Vaughan: Trump Should Declare Migrant Caravan ‘an Immigration Emergency,’ Build Tent City Detention Centers

Jessica Vaughan, the director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, recommended the Trump administration declare an “immigration emergency” and begin construction of tent city detention centers to address the potential increase in illegal border crossings from the migrant caravan traveling through Mexico for the U.S. border.

Central American migrants taking part in a caravan called 'Migrant Viacrucis' towards the United States march to protest against US President Donald Trump's policies as they remain stranded in Matias Romero, Oaxaca State, Mexico, on April 3, 2018. The hundreds of Central Americans in the 'Way of the Cross' migrant …

Jessica Vaughan on Caravan ‘Stunt’: ‘Mexico Is Letting This Happen’

Jessica Vaughan, director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, discussed immigration with Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Tonight co-hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak on Tuesday and described the Mexican government as enabling an approaching caravan of 1,500 families from Central America seeking entry into the U.S.

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200 Murders by MS-13 in 22 States since 2012, Claims Report

A new report from the Center for Immigration Studies reveals that the hyperviolent MS-13 transnational criminal gang has spread to 22 U.S. states. The gang accounted for 207 murders, mostly in California, Maryland, New York, and Virginia since 2012. The rapid growth of the gang is attributed in the report to the influx of Unaccompanied Alien Children from Central American countries like El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.

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More than 100K Unaccompanied Migrant Children Released into U.S. Since FY2016

Immigration officials released more than 100,000 Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) apprehended at the border into the U.S. interior since Fiscal Year 2016. White House officials state that many of the family members of these minors–mostly from Central America–paid criminal organizations to smuggle their children to the United States.

Unaccompanied Minors in DHS Holding Facilities, June, 2014

Mexican Border Apprehensions Hit 17-year Low

The arrests of illegal immigrants crossing the southwest border by Border Patrol agents decreased again in April. This is the fifth straight month of decline. The total apprehensions of illegal border crossers hit a 17-year low.

A Border Patrol agent leads juvenile undocumented immigrants after capturing them near the U.S.-Mexico border on December 10, 2015 at La Grulla, Texas.