Former Fellow Carol Rose (Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Nepal, 1990-1993) was quoted in an article published by Gloucester Times regarding Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ statement that “loose immigration policies for a proliferation of drug cartels that he says prey on immigrant communities while peddling fentanyl and other deadly opioids on the nation’s streets.” Sessions describes La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13, as “one of the most violent and ruthless gangs on our streets…Their motto is kill, rape and control…They have destroyed communities, the lives of hard-working, law-abiding immigrants, and left devastation and misery in their wake.”

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