Thousands deported to Central America after fleeing gang violence

(NBC) - Hundreds of people who fled gang violence in Central America are being deported by the United States back to their respective countries every week.

President Trump has defended his Zero-Tolerance Immigration Policy by saying there’s an infestation of M-S 13 Gang members coming into the U.S. from Central America.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection statistics, very few gang members try getting into the U.S.

Less than one-percent of them belonged to the gangs operating in Central America.

Instead, it’s often people fleeing gangs who are trying to get into the U.S.