Street Gangs

The ranks of street gangs are bolstered by illegal immigrants and their offspring. Some Hispanic street gangs in the United States are affiliated with organized crime groups in Mexico or Central America.

Chicago hesitantly advances towards sanctuary for criminal illegal aliens
December 20, 2019

New regulations introduced by Mayor Lori Lightfoot at this week's meeting of the Chicago City Council omit mention of exceptions to Chicago's sanctuary city statute, despite campaigning for office on a pledge to eliminate those exceptions.

Chicago is a key drug trafficking hub for Mexican cartels
November 29, 2019

A new Intelligence Report from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration explains how and why Chicago has become a key drug trafficking hub for Mexican drug trafficking organizations. The primary factors are Chicago's vast commercial infrastructure and favorable demographics.

Apprehensions of known gang members by the U.S. Border Patrol
October 5, 2019

Total apprehensions of known gang members by the U.S. Border Patrol have been following the pattern of illegal immigration at the southwest border. Approximately one of every thousand illegal aliens caught at the southwest border is recognized as a gang member.

Why have gang-related crime rates in San Diego been surging?
September 26, 2019

Recent cartel turf wars in Tijuana are reviewed in order to suggest, by way of circumstantial evidence, that a new surge in gang violence in San Diego has resulted from an expansion of Mexican cartel wars northward into U.S. territory.