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US President Trump started the day by repeating his earlier comments about California when he claimed this morning that “MS-13 gang members are being removed by our Great ICE and Border Patrol Agents by the thousands, but these killers come back in from El Salvador, and through Mexico, like water. El Salvador just takes our money, and Mexico must help MORE with this problem. We need The Wall!”
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">MS-13 gang members are being removed by our Great ICE and Border Patrol Agents by the thousands, but these killers come back in from El Salvador, and through Mexico, like water. El Salvador just takes our money, and Mexico must help MORE with this problem. We need The Wall!</p>— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/966998215592677376?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 23, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Yesterday already, we here at the Goldwater.com had informed you how Mr Trump was considering pulling ICE out of California as he thought the state was "doing a lousy management job" in fighting the violent gang members of MS-13.
Related coverage: <a href="http://thegoldwater.com/news/19112-President-Trump-Considering-Pulling-ICE-Out-Of-California">President Trump Considering Puling ICE Out Of California </a>.
By now, Los Angeles Police Chief Mr Charlie Beck, having read those comments, claimed his troops are doing whatever they can to reduce MS-13's reach in the city: "While it would be foolish to minimize the lethal brutality of street gangs and in particular MS-13 here in Los Angeles, we have seen a steady decline in gang membership and gang crime in the city."
"Through a multi-layered strategy of enforcement, relationship building, and law enforcement collaboration, we have been able to shrink MS-13's sphere of influence in Los Angeles."
Furthermore, the chief of the Los Angeles Police seemed to take offence at Mr Trump’s comments and added that targeting immigrant communities was not the answer.
"We have made our biggest impact by arresting and incarcerating individuals who engage in violent crime and not the general deportation of the residents they victimize."