A war of attrition with murderous gangs
It takes relentless effort to take down criminal gangs. It was not until Rudy Guiliani went after the Mafia relentlessly that they were finally defanged. It will take that kind of effort to take down MS-13. It is just unrealistic to expect that a few raids will have a decisive effect, but that does not mean we should not be trying to attrite their numbers.
The Trump administration says roundups by immigration authorities are the best way to target gangs, but they haven’t stopped the killings.