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Gang Members reunite with Family in America
By Harold Hutchison

Members of violent gangs who have been picked up by Customs and Border Patrol officers during the recent surge of illegal immigration into the United States are being taken to points across the country due to “family reunification” policies.

CBP agents processing illegals apprehending while trying to enter the United States.
(CBP photo)

According to a report by NationalReview.com, two National Border Patrol Council leaders in different locals have reported instances where CBP agents have caught minors with gang tattoos, including those for the notorious gang MS-13. However. Rather than deporting the known gang members, the government is instead taking them to family members already in the United States.

Chris Cabrera, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council Local 3307, outlined how the Border Patrol agents are being overwhelmed. The station in McAllen, Texas, has a capacity to hold 275 illegal immigrants, but is seeing as many as 1100 on some days, four times its capacity. Many of the illegal immigrants are from Central America, fleeing drug cartel-related violence.

Art Del Cueto, president of the National Border Patrol Council Local 2544, told NationalReview.com that many of the illegal immigrants have been encouraged by media reports in their home countries to go to the United States. Cabrera reported that some illegal immigrants had described TV commercials that told them they would not be turned away. Released illegals are also adding to the flood.

“When these people get released they call back home and they say, ‘Hey, you know what? We got released, and if you come with your family they’re going to release you as well,’” Cabrera told NationalReview.com