A whistleblower said the Obama administration knowingly let in at least 16 admitted MS-13 gang members, who arrived in the U.S. as teens in 2014.
Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, cited internal documents that detail the 16 people and show where they were shipped to throughout the country.
"[Customs and Border Protection] apprehended them, knew they were MS-13 gang members, and they processed and disbursed them into our communities."
The gang members were part of the surge of "unaccompanied alien children." UAC, who overwhelmed the Obama administration in 2014.
At the time officials said the children should be treated as refugees, but security analysts said they were prime recruits for gangs already in the U.S.
Sen. Johnson said the image of UAC as little kids is misleading. Out of nearly 200,000 UAC apprehended between 2016 and 2016, 68% were ages 15,16, or 17. The majority were also male, prime targets for gangs.