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Approximately 74% of those prosecuted in the last four years were present in America illegally and about 15% had an unknown immigration status.
Federal authorities have prosecuted hundreds of MS-13 gang members over the last several years and three-quarters of those defendants were present in the U.S. illegally, according to a new Justice Department report detailing the government’s efforts to target the infamously violent gang.
The DOJ says that out of about 749 prosecutions waged against MS-13 members over the last four years more than 500 individuals have been convicted, with 37 of those getting slapped with life sentences.
The department said approximately 74% of those prosecuted were present in America illegally and about 15% had an unknown immigration status.
As a product of international cooperation, hundreds from MS-13 have been arrested outside of the United States and over 50 individuals from the gang extradited to America.