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Trump's focus on MS-13 risks bolstering gang's fearsome image, study says

The president has made the gang a focus of immigration reform, and new research shows this may hand the group political capital

The Trump administration’s decision to place the MS-13 street gang at the centre of its immigration enforcement has helped the organization bolster its fearsome reputation and risks handing it further political capital, according to a groundbreaking study on the crime group.

La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13 – formed in the 1980s by Salvadoran immigrants on the US west coast and since spread through Central America and the US – has been the subject of intense focus by the administration.

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Source: gad