Have ICE Agents Liberated US Towns From MS-13 Control?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Alexandra HartJuly 11, 2018 9:30 am,

President Donald Trump claims he witnessed the U.S. agency that enforces immigration, liberating towns from the MS-13 street gang. Is that a fact? From the Austin American Statesman Politifact team, Gardner Selby has the facts.

Trump challenged Democratic calls to abolish ICE in a tweet:

According to the government, MS-13 has 10,000 members in a least 40 states. But did the government actually liberate U.S. towns from the gang’s control? Does the gang even control U.S. towns?

Hear how the president’s claim holds up in the audio player above.