Katie McHugh, Breitbart, April 24, 2017
A poll published Monday by Rasmussen Reports finds that 47 percent of likely voters support a proposal designating the imported, Central-American gang MS-13 as a terrorist organization.
Asked if they favor or oppose “a proposal has been made to designate the nationwide MS-13 criminal gang a terrorist organization,” 47 percent agreed, 17 percent disagreed, and another 35 percent were unsure.
A majority of Republicans, 66 percent, supported the idea, while only 11 percent opposed it, and 23 percent were unsure. Many Democrats also backed the move: 34 percent supported it, 26 percent opposed it, and 40 percent were unsure.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said last week the foreign gang “could qualify” as a terror group. As Breitbart News has reported, such a designation “would make providing any material support for the group, here or abroad, a felony, and compel U.S. financial institutions to freeze any assets they reasonably believe belong to the group.” Simply enforcing immigration law would “devastate” the gang, he added.