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By Kody Fairfield

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the MS-13 gang could be designated as a terrorist organization, reports the Hill.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson asked Sessions whether he thinks the designation would be helpful, to which the AG said “I think so, perhaps. I believe it could qualify for that.”

“There are rules that I guess the State Department does to establish that,” he added.

Sessions called the gang “one of the most violent gangs in the history of our country.”

“We can devastate this gang. We’re going after them,” he said, according to the Hill. “We’re not going to allow them to take over a block, a corner of our communities and terrorize people with this violence.”

The AG blamed open borders and lax immigration enforcement for the growth of the Salvadoran crime gang, reported the Hill.

He said his Justice Department would have “zero tolerance” for the gang violence.

“We cannot allow this to continue. We will secure our border, expand immigration enforcement and choke off supply lines,” said Sessions, per the Hill.

The Hill explained that MS-13 is the U.S.-based arm of Salvadoran crime gang Mara Salvatrucha. Its members are known for their violent methods and fierce gang loyalty. According to the National Gang Intelligence Center, MS-13 has more than 10,000 members in the United States, and more than 30,000 worldwide.

The government of El Salvador already considers MS-13 to be a terror organization, explained the Hill.

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Kody Fairfield
Editor-in-Chief

Kody Fairfield, 26, hails from Orange County, California. He attended the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse pursuing his degree in Political Science and Public Administration. Kody found his passion in politics early, connecting first to our third President, Thomas Jefferson, but expanding into activism with his introduction to the Paul (Ron and Rand) family. In 2016, Kody was a delegate for the Libertarian National Convention, and helped to support Austin Petersen in his bid for the nomination. As a staunch believer in free markets, individual rights, and limited government, Kody began writing for Liberty Viral and The Libertarian Republic in 2016. In January of 2017, Kody was named the Editor-in-Chief of TLR and currently holds the Ambassador At-Large Chair for the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Ca. He believes that with the right messaging, the ideas of liberty will continue to grow. When Kody isn't politicking, he is busy managing a CrossFit gym, or spending time with family, friends and his dog.

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