Central American Minors Are Gang Members, From ‘Culture Of Murder,’ Says Congressman

“Listen, if you’re 14, 15, 16, 17 years old, and you’re coming from a country that’s gang-infested — particularly with MS-13 types, that is the most aggressive of all the street gangs,” Rep. Rich Nugent said on WOCA radio, according to published reports. “When you have those types coming across the border, they’re not children at that point. These kids have been brought up in a culture of thievery. A culture of murder, of rape. And now we are going to infuse them into the American culture. It’s just ludicrous.”

A United States congressman says that the unaccompanied youths coming from Central America across the U.S.-Mexico border should not be viewed as innocent kids fleeing unlivable conditions in their homeland.

Rep. Rich Nugent, a Florida Republican, said in a recent interview on a Ocala, Fla., radio program that many of them are connected to gangs and come from cultures where thievery and violence is the norm.

Nugent, the former sheriff of Hernando County, said the kids would bring nothing but trouble if they were allowed to remain in the U.S.

“A lot of these children … quote-unquote … you know, the first caller mentioned it, they’re gang members. They’re gang affiliated,” said Nugent, who was elected in 2010 and is seeking re-election this November.


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