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A policeman detains a suspected member of the MS-13 gang at a checkpoint in Apopa, El Salvador, July 28, 2015.

Jeff Sessions just named these 5 groups as the top transnational organized-crime threats to the US

The Trump administration has pursued a hardline crackdown on organized crime, and five groups named by the Justice Department on Monday will be targeted by a new transnational organized-crime task force.
President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable on immigration and the gang MS-13 in Bethpage, New York on May 23, 2018.

Trump threatens to take away aid from countries every time one of their citizens comes to the US illegally

President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to withhold aid from countries he believes don't prevent citizens from illegally entering the US. "Every time somebody comes in from a certain country, we're going to deduct a rather large amount of money from what we give them in aid," he said.
President Donald Trump at speech about his proposed effort against the street gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, to a gathering of federal, state, and local law-enforcement officials in Brentwood, New York, July 28, 2017.

Trump is still railing against MS-13 — but he keeps missing key points

President Donald Trump blamed Mexico and El Salvador for MS-13 gang violence in a tweet Friday morning.

Trump bashes El Salvador, demands Mexico help more with removing MS-13 gang members from the US

Trump's tweet comes the day after he said he's considering pulling ICE from California because he claims the state is giving his administration 'no help.'
Donald Trump.

Trump says he’d ‘love to see a shutdown’ if Congress can’t pass border-security measures

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he'd "love to see a shutdown" of the federal government over immigration legislation.
President Donald Trump speaks about his proposed effort against the street gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, to federal, state, and local law-enforcement officials in Brentwood, New York, July 28, 2017.

Trump’s latest move on immigration will likely empower MS-13 — a group he’s vowed to ‘destroy’

Trump's decision to rescind temporary protected status for Salvadorans in the US will leave them vulnerable to a group Trump has blamed for violence in the US.

Here’s how Mexican cartels actually operate in the United States

Mexican drug cartels are without a doubt present in the US, but their role in the drug trade north of the border is much more complicated.

Trump: The MS-13 gang has turned ‘peaceful parks’ and ‘quiet neighborhoods’ in the US into ‘blood-stained killing fields...

Trump has used harsh rhetoric to denounce MS-13, accusing the gang of exceptional brutality in US communities.

Trump says he’s going to ‘destroy’ MS-13 — here’s how the gang got its sinister name

"People have speculated that Salvatrucha might be a play on words of Salvadoran and trucha, meaning 'street smart.' Others say it just sounded good."

Trump’s deportation plan is self-defeating and may worsen the problem it means to solve

Demographics and recent history suggest Trump's proposed deportation plan will only reproduce the problem it claims to address.