At first blush, Mr. Martinez doesn't appear to have much of an argument. He chose to join the gang (under duress, he claims) and later to leave it, knowing the risks. MS-13 is a criminal organization notorious for its merciless retribution against defectors, along with day-to-day crimes of murder, kidnapping, extortion and trafficking in both drugs and people. It's unlikely any of its former members can be considered innocents, whether they have a criminal record or not, and it's a fair assumption that they might, if not truly reformed, pose some kind of future threat to others. Simply put, this hardly feels like a group worth special humanitarian concern.