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By Preston Huennekens
CIS Immigration Blog, April 4, 2018
Operation Matador is a successful example of targeted enforcement against dangerous transnational gangs in our communities. Operation Matador falls under the national gang enforcement effort, Operation Community Shield, which is responsible for 5,000 criminal arrests and over 3,200 administrative immigration arrests.
President Trump targeted MS-13 early in his term, vividly describing the terror they have brought to communities and vowing to crack down on the deadly street gang. The continued success of initiatives such as Operation Matador serve to weaken and eventually remove the gang's malevolent presence in our schools and neighborhoods.