In Texas "the Mara Salvatrucha, better known as the MS-13, has steadily risen to the top of the state's list of notorious gangs" as reported by KGBT: "its presence is believed to be growing as Central Americans continue to flood the Texas-Mexico border," and hiding among them are "gang members fleeing from rivals or law enforcement in their home countries."
Law enforcement across the United States has cited the illegal flood of young boys from Central America as providing fresh meat for MS-13. For example, last month David LeValley, special agent in charge at the FBI's Washington Field Office, said the expanding presence of MS-13 is responsible for a dramatic uptick of violent crime in Northern Virginia as reported by WJLA: "The mass migration of unaccompanied minors from Central America into the States in 2014 created a whole new crop of recruits. And these young men, some of them just 14 or 15 years old, are committing horrific crimes, such as decapitation and stoning."
And last February federal authorities busted 56 suspects on racketeering charges for their alleged roles with MS-13 involving drugs and murder in Boston, MA as reported by The Boston Globe: "several of the suspects are in the country illegally, officials said." The apparent degenerates recruited young boys from high schools according to U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz as reported by the Boston Herald: "MS-13 actively recruited prospective members, known as 'paros,' inside local high schools from communities with significant immigrant populations from Central America," and "prospective members were typically 14 or 15 years old."