Maryann Martinez, chief of the Daily Mail's Texas bureau, expounded on this revelation in an Oct. 29 piece. She wrote that based on numbers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, at least 334,914 Venezuelan nationals have unlawfully entered the country during fiscal year 2023. In September alone, 72,352 Venezuelans were arrested for illegal entry – replacing Mexicans, who have held the No. 1 spot ever since, for the first time.
However, according to Miami-based immigration attorney Rolando Vazquez, many of these Venezuelans have a more sinister background. "A lot of these people are criminals from the Maduro regime; some are ex-security forces," he said. "They are [either] professional criminals or part of criminal organizations."
According to Vazquez, some of the thugs are members of so-called "colectivos" or state-run militia. These government-backed gangs run Venezuelan towns, demanding bribes or taking personal items from homes simply because they want to. These colectivos also kill or attack individuals at Maduro's behest, he added.
"They're the ones who attacked people for their political beliefs, and they are now in the United States. The same people so many migrants left Venezuela to escape from are now here. They're doing Maduro's dirty work – and it's not just Dallas; it's Miami, it's Chicago."
Aside from members of the pro-Maduro colectivos, members of the notorious Tren de Aragua gang have also made it to the United States. Its leader Hector "Nino" Guerrero, who broke out of the Tocoron prison in Venezuela, could potentially sneak into the U.S. and commit more crimes alongside his henchmen with the help of Mexican cartels.
"The Mexican cartels … know who's crossing the border; they're making money off it," said Mexican cartel expert Robert Almonte. "These are thugs, these are criminals. Most are not presenting paperwork to show [to U.S.] Border Patrol."
The Mail recounted that at least two gang members legally made it into the U.S. by presenting fake documents and asking for asylum. The Tren de Aragua members ended up in Orlando, Florida, with one even managing to obtain a driver's license and register a vehicle in their name.
Martinez also wrote in her piece about how the Villa Dallas neighborhood, which is largely made of Venezuelans, has descended into mayhem. For months, the once peaceful apartment complexes have become the setting of illegal street races, beatings, shootings and extortion attempts. Footage of fights between armed men, broken windows and reckless drivers speeding through parking lots only attest to this anarchy.
"When I first arrived, it was calm, but things have changed in the last few months," said one anonymous resident. "These men hang around the complex drinking and doing drugs. Next thing you know, it's bullets flying and people fighting."
Aside from this, Vasquez also disclosed that Venezuelan migrants across the U.S. are being extorted by their criminal compatriots. Business owners perceived as well-off are often followed home and threatened with violence against their families if they don't pay up. "They want to do the same thing here that they used to do in Venezuela," said the immigration lawyer.
Orlando Jose Dominguez Mora, who went by the alias "Chucky," is one such gangster. Florida court records revealed that he was convicted of extortion in Miami in September 2022. One of Mora's female victims said she was among several business owners who paid the gangster after receiving threats from him. The gangster would select victims at high-end restaurants at nightclubs, and he would then follow them to their homes to gather compromising information for later use.
Vazquez ultimately warned that individual colectivo members, alongside criminals like Mora and Guerrero, could be tapped to commit bigger crimes at the request of Caracas. "If Maduro wants something done in the U.S., he can use the escaped convicts. They take orders from inside," he said. (Related: Venezuela emptying prisons, CRIMINALS blending in with migrants trying to cross US border.)
"The border is [a] mess; [U.S. President Joe] Biden needs to admit he made a mistake. He needs to come up with a plan to deport millions of people."
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