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Migrant Surge Brings Killers and Criminal Gangs

Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2024
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Former New York City Police Department Commissioner Ray Kelly, the department’s longest-serving commissioner, cautioned on Sunday that New York City’s quality of life “has really deteriorated.” Migrant crime is a major reason.

Venezuela’s notorious Tren de Aragua gang and El Salvador’s feared MS-13 — what former FBI Assistant Director Chris Swecker calls “prison-spawned gangs” — are threatening to take over American cities. They bring “mindless knuckle-dragging violence,” warns Swecker. They’re the “most dangerous gangs on the planet.”

Swecker speculates that countries are emptying their prisons deliberately. Gang leaders setting up crime rings in the U.S. “come out of the muck and the slime of the South American prisons.”

While law enforcement officials here are warning us about the collapse of public safety, left-wing pols deny there’s a problem. Ana Maria Archila, co-director of New York’s Working Families Party, calls the “chaos and insecurity” people are feeling a “false sense.” She blames it on racism and xenophobia, not reality. Open your eyes, Ms. Archila.

Public safety is visibly spiraling downward: migrants beating cops in Times Square; migrants running prostitution rings; migrants on mopeds robbing pedestrians; migrants shoplifting and stripping retail stores; and now a migrant who recently left New York has been arrested for killing a Georgia nursing student, Laken Riley. Not everyone violating the border is a hardened criminal, but President Joe Biden’s open borders are allowing the worst to get in.

When Mayor Eric Adams was asked on Feb. 20 about stabbing incidents and violence against cops at the Randall’s Island shelter, Adams said that “even the most peaceful person — being confined to an area with 3,000 people … there comes a time where it just irritates you.”

“Irritates”? Adams is downplaying a serious threat.

New York’s misguided “sanctuary city” policy makes the danger worse. If a migrant is arrested in New York, the NYPD is barred from communicating with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement to determine whether the migrant should be deported, jailed or allowed back on the street. On Monday, Adams stated clearly that sanctuary status must be changed so migrants who commit felonies can be picked up by ICE and deported. He’s said it before. Now it needs to happen.

Jose Antonio Ibarra, 26, entered the U.S. from Venezuela illegally in September 2022, was granted “parole” under Biden’s policy and came to New York on a bus. While here, he was arrested once but not detained. Now he’s charged with murdering Riley, who was out jogging on the University of Georgia’s Athens campus.

Swecker suggests that “this man did not burst spontaneously into a criminal overnight. This is someone who has committed crimes before.”

After moving to Athens, Georgia, Ibarra was arrested three times, including for shoplifting. But Athens is also a sanctuary city, and he was always released.

On Saturday at CPAC, Donald Trump likened “migrant crime” to the deeds of fictional killer Hannibal Lecter, who eats victims. Not such a stretch in Ibarra’s case, considering he’s charged with “murder with malice” for bludgeoning Riley’s body until it was disfigured.

The vicious gang MS-13 is resurging and may join forces with Tren de Aragua. In 2017, an MS-13 gang hacked and beheaded four Long Island teens, using machetes, knives and a chisel. Gruesome.

The Left denies migrant crime is a problem. The public knows better. A new Pew Research Center report says 57% of Americans believe the huge influx of migrants is leading to more crime.

On Saturday, Adams stood in Times Square, boasting that it’s safe. But saying it doesn’t make it so. Just two days earlier, a teenager visiting the “Crossroads of the World” for the first time was knifed by a gang of masked attackers, including several migrants. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital with a collapsed lung.

Migrant gangs pose the biggest danger, but pervasive sex trafficking is also a scourge. Watch at about 6 p.m. each day as women exit shelters and get picked up in cars, leaving their kids behind for the night. It’s happening in all five boroughs, according to Homeland Security Investigations Deputy Agent in Charge Darren McCormack.

Are neighbors who criticize what’s happening xenophobic and racist? No. They just want a decent life, and they see it disappearing fast.

Betsy McCaughey is a former lieutenant governor of New York and chairman of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths. Follow her on Twitter @Betsy_McCaughey. To find out more about Betsy McCaughey and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website.

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Kim
Kim
1 month ago

I can picture American “gangs” going out and bringing their own kind of justice to the streets. If law enforcement and the courts fail to keep our families and communities safe, the country will either entirely crumble or we will see to it that these vicious criminals are caught. Bounty hunters??

Isn’t that the purpose behind vetting immigrants at the border? To weed out the sick, the criminals, the worthless leeches that bleed us taxpayers dry? This must stop! It seems that every couple of days, I hear on the news that another American citizen has been raped, robbed, or killed by these savages. What a horrible thought to know that so much more is going on than is reported.

Don’t believe the liberal claims that immigrants commit fewer crimes on average than our own citizens. They fudge the numbers by grossly and improperly underreporting crimes. In fact, illegal immigrants are responsible for many times more crimes than our general population.

anna hubert
anna hubert
1 month ago

We do not hear anything from Europe how the integration is working there How the invaders are adjusting Must not be a happy tale else we would hear about it Silence says it all

Wayne
Wayne
1 month ago

Who with any brains didn’t think this would happen. OH Yea, joe and the rest of the demokrats thought illegals were all hard working class people.

Rik
Rik
1 month ago

People, who among you would advertise that you were leaving your doors unlocked and open, so please come in? Jackass Joe Biden did and then deny that he did!
And all for appreciative future Democratic voters!

Darrel
Darrel
1 month ago

None of you people get it and as a result you are accomplices to murder and mayhem. The only way to get rid of these gangsters is to just kill them on sight. No jail, no trial, just execute. They won’t come to this country anymore.

cathym
cathym
1 month ago

This is despicable! This policy of open borders , allowing criminal activity to flourish , allowing crime to run rampant by illegals all over the U S is further contributing to the decline of the U S and confidence in OUR govt !!!

Irv C
Irv C
1 month ago

bidens plan all along. I mean who didn’t know this would happen and biden says he’s for the people. Yeah, for culling working, honest Americans is what he is for. A effing gangster

Tom
Tom
1 month ago

Just like Castro under Jimmy Carter. Castro emptied the prisons.
Da,aaa

Robert
Robert
1 month ago

There comes a time when citizens have to react when law enforcement, courts and politicians fail the people. I lived in Texas for a few years, and everyone had guns. The governor should call up the citizens with weapons and stand them at the Rio Grande and when the illegals start entering the river start shooting around them. If some get hit, too bad. Law enforcement, ICE, Border Patrol, National Guard are all useless in stopping this invasion. I’m so ashamed of how the USA under Biden is destroying our country by ignoring the border invasion.

Thinking
Thinking
1 month ago

Nobody is Xenophobic or racist that is what the left with the dems tell you. But our eyes know better. All this name calling and putting people in boxes is a communist ploy to adhere to their platform. What they say, the mayor of New York City the governor of New York. Any democrat that really believe that all of a sudden the other half of the country has become Xenophobic and racist. No they put us in that box and are standing on top of it so we can’t be heard. Opposing views are not allowed. Heck opposing candidates are not allowed. For 8 years they have been lying and MSM has been made into their propaganda company. Along with social media. Thinking for ourselves had to stop they will do that for us. Freedom of thought is being taken away by AI chips in our brains if they are not already there via de COVID vaccin. There is no place left on earth you can move to the movement is everywhere. Even red states are being undermined every day by the ultra left. They are rewriting Americas history by AI. As we saw on Google’s Gemini. All prominent white people were made black. The irony I saw in this that even Nazi soldiers were black. Oops. AI is only as good as the programmer that programmed it. It might be able to solve mathematical problems faster than a human but it does not know everything. Because this Gemini did not even have the capibilities to make a white person. So much for AI. AI is nothing more to make everyone obey and follow their commands. It is our standing army. Right now they are busy to take away any power to the next president. The federal workers and deep state will have all the power and the next president is a lame duck. If you can’t win the election then take his power away. And the ultra left are still in charge. That anyone in Michigan would still vote for Ole Joe shows how brainwashed the people are.

Fed Up
Fed Up
1 month ago

Our family is very well aware of the gangs, thugs, murderers and dealers illegally walking into the country! You would think the idiot president and legislature would know it too. When the president’s and politicos friends and family start dying do to crimes committed by the illegals maybe THEY will stop hiding behind the false statistics they actually push on us and take this illegal problem seriously. God knows Biden and his circus of monkeys do NOT care and are not doing anything about it. And yes, the police do NOT hide the fact from you when your friends and family have been murdered by illegal criminals.

Louis
Louis
1 month ago

Why do we even have an “oath of office” ? Biden has clearly and continually violated his oath and nothing happens. How much more can we endure? Please, Jesus, come and take us home!

James Carlyle
James Carlyle
1 month ago

What really annoys me with these Liberal screwups, is that if I protect myself or my family or friends with effective response, i.e. I shoot them to prevent their aggression, I most likely will be incarcerated, based on current weaponization of the “Legal System”. After all, I am a White,Caucasian, Male, cisgender, heterosexual, with no criminal record, have no Student Loan debts, sent 7 children through various university systems with advanced degrees, paid taxes at the rate of 35 to 39% of my income for 59 years, had one wife for 50 years, never asked for welfare or a subsidy from the Government-paid for all of my own education outside of the US Coast Guard Academy, which includes an advanced degree in engineering.

uncleferd
uncleferd
1 month ago

President Biden must be just a “highly theoretical guy”. Isn’t that a flattering description for a serial liar, thief and parasite? His crimes against all of us and our children are so unthinkable that they’re downright surreal. Goodnight!

Alaintha
Alaintha
1 month ago

We need to send the illegals to the neighborhoods of those that support this ridiculous border opening. As shown from the group of 49 illegals that arrived in Martha’s Vineyard, 4 stayed being hired with no work permits, the rest sent elsewhere. Every Democrat that bad mouths the way illegals are treated by the border states, should feel the influx of these invaders. Send them to Blue States and Sanctuary Cities as Gov. Abbott has been doing! When those states start complaining, we can then state that our course is the right one and the Border MUST be closed.

porterv
porterv
1 month ago

Joe Biden and the Democrats will not be satisfied until they have completely destroyed America.

J paliotta
J paliotta
1 month ago

another reason for arming ourselves. Our justice system broken, criminals have more rights than victims. We have to protect ourselves and our families. Our Country is in a tail spin.

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
1 month ago

Every semiautomatic gun owner is a future mass shooter. Every white person is a elite, privileged racist. Every cop is corrupt and out to bust black people that is when they aren’t murdering one. But every illegal is hardworking and good? Funny how Democrat “logic” isn’t consistent. Easy fix though: give everyone crossing the border a “MAGA” ballcap and they’ll do something. Real quick

marty
marty
1 month ago

Sorry Ms. Betsy, you are being way too kind to these INVADERs !! Migrants used to come North (temporarily) to do the jobs” Americans wouldn’t do” like pick fruits and other crops ,then return home South of the Border. These people are here to pillage and plunder, an invasive army of soldier-aged young men here for destruction. Who knows from where ??certainly not Dementia Joe or Mayorkas ! Build the wall, keep the Cartels and their drugs and Human smugglers OUT, Cut -off Joe’s 10% Revert all O’Biden’s E.O.s from Jan,21, ’21 back to Trump’s rules, they WORKED !! MAGA-again

Bill Emerson
Bill Emerson
1 month ago

I agree 100%. I live in Athens, GA, and I assure you it is no longer safe to go downtown at night. The young woman’s murder has left the UGA campus stunned and fearful. Illegal immigrant crime “not a problem?” YES, it is. Many politicians are now more concerned with the so-called “rights” of criminals than the law-abiding citizens who pay taxes and their salaries.

James Carlyle
James Carlyle
1 month ago

Apparently this outcome was part of the DNC Platform of 2020, which has been very successful in subverting most or all of the tenants of the Government of the USA. They are true Subversives as demonstrated herein this report.

Randall L. Beatty
Randall L. Beatty
1 month ago

When they allowed anyone into this country this is what happened. They do not know what they let into this country and it is the fault of Biden and his team and also these sanctuary cities they must be happy living with crime they release illegals back onto the street but if it was a citizen they would lock them up to see a judge. I do not feel sorry California,New York,Chicago and Atlanta and any other blue state’s that does not care about there own citizens. I live in Wisconsin we do not have that kind of crime but watch on TV very sad I live in the country there is peace and quiet feel sorry for the police in those cities not sorry for any elected official in those cities you have failed your people and do not care live with it for every riot for every murder it is on your head the illegal’s are your fault no one else. I feel sad for the people in these states

Jeri
Jeri
1 month ago

Historically the data shows that within all populations around 10% are criminals. With that being said if 10 million illegals are running about America, around 1 million fall into this category. So…here we are America…

Jeri
Jeri
1 month ago

Is this breaking news to someone somewhere?

Fred
Fred
1 month ago

This is only a part of what communist/socialist parties do when taking over a nation. Another part is ending religion and breeding hate. You see these tactics and more being sponsored by democraps today.

John Shipway
John Shipway
1 month ago

Way back in 1990 my wife, son and I fled San Antonio, Texas because of the “migrant”, aka “wetback” problem and the associated crime and costs associated with what we then thought was a flood. Not all that long before our now “sainted” Ronald Reagan, showed his inner Californian and allowed huge numbers of these people to remain after breaking the law and surreptitiously entering the country. We were burgled twice in a 4 year time span, had property damage on another occasion and we helplessly watched our property taxes skyrocket as a result of schools having to hire these people taxed with teaching “English as a second language”. Gas taxes rose to pay for the additional road traffic damage and of course homeowner and auto insurance rates also rose wildly. Anyway by the middle of 1990 we sold and fled, escaping to Wyoming.
I had spent the first 35 years of my life in South Texas. My friends and family remained…….but slowly most who were able also fled. Now the few that remain are horror stricken and helpless seeing street crime spread across the area, costs exploding month after month…..but now they are too old or too dependent to escape,
If you find yourself in one of the locations poisoned by these creatures, flee as soon as possible. Arming yourself may help but not for long. What is going on where I hail from is now simply beyond belief and a once gorgeous and safe city that referred to itself as “Americas largest small town”, is now a dystopian filthy incredibly crowded……..sh*thole

rosalie
rosalie
1 month ago

FROM THE MOMENT THEY CAME ACCROSS, OUR WORLD HAS BEEN DESTROYED. THEY WERE RAISED AS ANIMALS, AND WILL DIE AS ANIMALS. THEY HAVE KILLED US CITIZENS LIKE ITS NOTHING. NO EMPATHY. GET THEM THE F OUT OF OUR COUNTRY, FOR ENTERTAINMENTS PURPOSES

Sean Rickman
Sean Rickman
1 month ago

This will only go on for so long and all hell will break loose.There are Patriots out there that can turn into loose cannons and that might be what AMERICA needs.The police are stretched way to thin the leftist democrats saw to that.How about military,they are controlled by the same entities that caused ALL of these problems.Isn’t this all about destroy and rebuild to the new world order.This is what soros and some important people in higher places have on their agenda.

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