(PresidentialWire.Com)- A member of the murderous criminal gang MS-13 was caught and arrested at the Arizona border on Saturday, after having previously been deported from the country. Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested the member of Mara Salvatrucha, commonly known as MS-13, after re-entering the United States.
The arrest was made just before midnight on Saturday after agents on the Tucson Sector of the US-Mexico border observed a man who they suspected had crossed the border from Mexico. The agents arrested 37-year-old Salvadoran national Carlos Flores-Marquez.
Flores-Marquez was taken to the nearby Border Patrol station where a biometric background information took place. During the investigation, agents discovered that not only had he previously been deported from the US, but he had a criminal history in several states all over the country. Flores-Marquez had altercations with law enforcement in Florida, Virginia, and Arizona.
He was convicted of several felonies in 2016 in a Virginia court, and deported from the United States back to El Salvador at the beginning of the year.
The news comes as President Donald Trump commits to building the rest of the border wall that the Democrats have stopped him from completing.
Going up fast. We need the Wall more than ever! https://t.co/7TxErJKAgT
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 10, 2020
MS-13 is one of the most dangerous gangs operating in the United States. It was founded in California in the 1970s and was initially set up to protect Salvadoran immigrants from being attacked by other gangs across Los Angeles. Since then, the gang has become one of the largest criminal organizations in America, with a membership over 10,000, and which regularly murders, kidnaps, and rapes people connected to their gang activity in the southern United States.
Flores-Marquez will face federal felony charges for illegally re-entering the country after being removed. He could spend up to 20 years in an American prison if found guilty.
Biometric background investigations are performed whenever somebody is apprehended crossing the border illegally, and these investigations regularly find that the people crossing have already been deported once before.
In what world is a wall a bad idea?