Foreign Prison Gang Alliances Threaten US Streets

The FBI is raising alarms about collaboration between MS-13, one of the most feared gangs in the United States, and Tren de Aragua, a violent gang comprised of Venezuelan migrants. The partnership has become a serious concern for national security and public safety that is only being encouraged by the open borders policies that have led to the illegal migration disaster hammering the nation under the Biden administration.

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has been on high alert, cracking down on the Venezuelan gang linked to at least 62 robberies across the city. Tren de Aragua has been found terrorizing American communities in its own right and is now showing a direct indication of an alliance inside the U.S. with MS-13 in multiple metropolitan areas.

Reports from law enforcement officials reveal that Tren de Aragua, initially formed within the confines of a Venezuelan prison, has expanded its criminal activities across South America and is now making its presence felt on U.S. soil. The gang’s operations include human trafficking, smuggling, and a series of violent crimes that have put American lives at risk. The FBI’s Special Agent in Charge of the El Paso division, John Morales, emphasized the agency’s efforts to monitor Tren de Aragua’s growth and potential alliances with other criminal networks, including MS-13.

There were more than 340,000 encounters with illegal migrants originating from Venezuela last fiscal year alone. Many immigration experts have observed that it is highly likely that the socialist government in Venezuela is emptying out domestic prisons of violent criminals and putting them on the path to illegally enter the U.S. Tren de Aragua has taken advantage of the situation, embedding itself within the migrant groups crossing into the U.S. expanding its criminal network.

Law enforcement’s crackdown on these gangs has led to several arrests, including key members of Tren de Aragua involved in cellphone theft rings and other criminal activities.

The situation at the border poses a clear and present danger to the safety and security of American communities. The alliance between MS-13 and Tren de Aragua underscores the urgent need for a comprehensive and effective border security strategy. Without decisive action to secure the border and stem the flow of illegal migration, the United States risks further infiltration by violent gangs with dire consequences for public safety.