This bill is deceptive, duplicitous, and duplicative. It repeats laws that already exist, tars swaths of unrelated people with the same brush, and fundamentally mischaracterizes actual risks. MS-13 is from the USA. From LA, specifically, and from the 80’s. They exist because of the actions of the USA interventions and responses to the Salvadoran Civil War. In 2018, the gang accounted for less than 1% of total gang members in the United States (1.4 million), and a similar share of gang murders. There were an estimated 10,000 MS-13 gang members in 2018 most of whom are Americans. This figure had been stable for more than a decade. There is no evidence that weak immigration enforcement or sanctuary city policies contribute to MS-13 activity. The Republicans messages don’t hold up to a reality check. They aren’t even the worst gang. The FBI rankings has them at 7th of 12. Surenos, Barrio Azteca and Tango Blast are the top three.