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Exclusive: Border Patrol Warns MS-13 Using Nogales Processing Center as Recruitment Hub
Townhall ^ | 7-11-14 | Katie Pavlich

Posted on 07/11/2014 9:37:52 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

According to Border Patrol sources, violent MS-13 gang members are using the Nogales processing center in Arizona as a recruitment hub and as a transfer point for gang members to get into the United States.

The Red Cross has set up phone banks inside the processing center so unaccompanied minors can make phone calls to family members inside the United States and back home in Central America. According to sources, those phones are also being used by MS-13 members to communicate with gang members already in the United States and operating in cities like Atlanta, New York and Chicago. Further, many teenaged males inside the facility have approached Border Patrol agents and have said gang members have tried to recruit them from shared cells. According to the FBI, MS-13 regularly targets middle and high school students for recruitment.

"The National Border Patrol Council believes there to be serious security issues at the Nogales Processing Center. Agents' hands are tied due to the policies governing the care and lodging of juveniles and this has allowed gang recruitment and activity to flourish amongst those being detained," vice president of the National Border Patrol Council Shawn Moran tells Townhall. "Customs and Border Protection needs to do more to ensure that gang members that are in custody at the NPC are identified, prosecuted, and prohibited from benefiting from this crisis."

Earlier this week an internal Border Patrol summary confirmed at least 16 MS-13 gang members from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala are being housed in the processing center after graffiti was found on bathroom walls. These same gang members admitted to acts of torture and murder in their home countries before heading north to the United States.

"Border Patrol Agents (BPAs) and Customs and Border Protection Officers (CBPOs), assigned to The Nogales Placement Center (NPC), discovered that 16 unaccompanied alien children (13 El Salvadoran males, two Guatelmalan males and one Honduran male) currently being held at the NPC are members of Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13). The MS-13 gang members admitted to their gang associations following a discovery of graffiti at the NPC. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), and the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) were notified," the summary states. "Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), and the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) were notified."

MS-13 members are required to be processed by Border Patrol and then are handed over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, where they are often times placed inside the U.S. and given a court date. They rarely show up. By U.S. legal standards many gang members operating in Central American countries and traveling north are classified as minors due to being under the age of 18. However, many young males are actively engaged in violent cartel and criminal activity, yet are treated as children when processed through the Department of Health and Human Services or Department of Homeland Security systems.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: aliens; gangs; ms13; obama; openborders

This guy looks like he's really starving and downtrodden (sarc/off)

1 posted on 07/11/2014 9:37:52 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Good Lord, what next? It gets worse and worse.


2 posted on 07/11/2014 9:42:32 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.-Sowell)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I saw the author interviewed on FOX. Unbelievable that the agents are required to treat these criminals like children because they are a little under eighteen. When they commit crimes against citizens it will not be reported.


3 posted on 07/11/2014 9:44:54 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Travis McGee

EFAD ping


4 posted on 07/11/2014 9:46:14 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Its kinda funny how a couple of weeks ago the democrats were squealing about the epidemic of gun violence and now were the safe haven for “refugees” from violence.


5 posted on 07/11/2014 9:47:18 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Nea Wood

...”Good Lord, what next? It gets worse and worse.”...

I heard this morning that if you do not watch FOXNEWS or go to the internet for your news, you will not know that this is going on. It would appear that there is almost a complete blackout of this story from the major news media. This is how a nation is overtaken. Once your media is corrupted, you are done.


6 posted on 07/11/2014 9:50:24 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: lonevoice

What more can we say? This is the sunset of America as it was founded.


7 posted on 07/11/2014 9:52:12 AM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: Rusty0604

Some of these teens openly admit to having killed people in their country of origin. There is too much dirty laundry for this not to boomerang on this White House.


8 posted on 07/11/2014 9:53:14 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: jazzlite
Once your media is corrupted, you are done.

Well... this hasn't been in the news either, but has been here on FR.

Welcome to the New Socialist Caliphate of the Western Hemisphere.

9 posted on 07/11/2014 10:01:20 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Nea Wood
I saw on the drudge report that he is now flying plane loads of people directly to the US from Central America. All you have to do is make it to the airport.
This is new to me.

Unbelievable, What is happening?

10 posted on 07/11/2014 10:05:33 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Maybe they can save paper and be ‘green”...the GOP Congress can send MS13 and the IRS the same tersely worded letter.


11 posted on 07/11/2014 10:19:30 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni

Take them all for a ride in a chopper over the Pacific, open the door......., and push them out......
, one by one....


12 posted on 07/11/2014 10:26:08 AM PDT by Bullfrogg (American by birth, Irish by heritage, and hellraiser by choice)
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To: TurboZamboni

Maybe they can save paper and be ‘green”...the GOP Congress can send MS13 and the IRS the same tersely worded letter.”

And when/if called to his attention the buffoon in chief can say, “I am very angry about this.”


13 posted on 07/11/2014 10:26:55 AM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: cripplecreek
Its kinda funny how a couple of weeks ago the democrats were squealing about the epidemic of gun violence and now were the safe haven for “refugees” from violence.

Well, if the evil Republicans would just ban guns then these thugs will immediately switch to some kind of honorable activity instead of crime (like performing abortions or something).

14 posted on 07/11/2014 10:31:34 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: afraidfortherepublic

MS-13, dialing for deaths at Obama’s bed & breakfasts for illegal aliens.


15 posted on 07/11/2014 10:34:41 AM PDT by RicocheT (It ain’t a party ’til the dogs are eating the corpses in the street.)
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