An MS-13 explainer

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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2018 file photo, suspected members of the MS-13 gang are escorted to their arraignment in Mineola, N.Y. A sweep of alleged MS-13 gang members on Long Island has racked up impressive arrest totals but also left unanswered questions. Since May, federal authorities say they've arrested more than 220 members of the notorious street gang. But authorities have largely declined multiple requests by for even the most basic information about the arrests. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2018 file photo, suspected members of the MS-13 gang are escorted to their arraignment in Mineola, N.Y. A sweep of alleged MS-13 gang members on Long Island has racked up impressive arrest totals but also left unanswered questions. Since May, federal authorities say they've arrested more than 220 members of the notorious street gang. But authorities have largely declined multiple requests by for even the most basic information about the arrests. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Guest: Jonathan Rosen

Today we’ll discuss the MS-13 gang, who is so often referred to by President Trump when calling for increased immigration enforcement. JONATHAN ROSEN,  associate professor of criminal justice at Holy Family University has been studying Central American criminal enterprises, joins us to discuss MS-13, their presence in America, and some of the myths being perpetuated about their operation in the U.S.

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