“If we don’t change the legislation, get rid of these loopholes where killers come into our country and continue to kill… if we don’t change it, let’s have a shutdown. We’ll do a shutdown, and it’s worth it for our country,” This was the President of the United States, who told this to members of Congress. He is angry because there are members of MS 13 running around the country. In his rage, he reveals his ignorance, and deep seeded racism.
The gang started in Los Angeles, California in the 1980s. It was not imported from El Salvador, but it was exported to El Salvador, the rest of Central America, Mexico and Canada. It was one of our most successful, but least popular exports. According to Insight Crime:
They rob, extort and bully their way into neighborhoods and have gradually turned to transnational crimes such as human smuggling and drug trafficking. Their activities have helped make the Northern Triangle — Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras — the most violent place in the world that is not at war. In October 2012, the US Department of the Treasury labeled the group a “transnational criminal organization,” the first such designation for a US street gang.
It is time for work to be done across borders to reduce and eliminate the influence. Current Washington policies will only make them more dangerous across multiple borders.
However, they make for a good foreign sounding the other, and now the president is telling congress to shut down the government. Why? It is either his way or the highway. Shutting down the government will directly affect millions of workers. It will indirectly affect millions of Americans who depend on a working federal government.
This actions may add some instability to an economy that is starting to show signs of a coming slow down. Wall Street hates instability as well. So that is what we are experiencing. A chaos government.
The president continues to bet against the future, and the country. There is more, he is trying hard to turn Americans against each other. That is dangerous and may have consequences that he can barely imagine, or that he seeks.