Venezuelan illegal immigrant paroled by Brandon ARRESTED by ICE in Chicago for allegedly FUNDING TERRORISM
A Venezuelan illegal immigrant released into the United States through the parole pipeline of President Brandon and his administration has been arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in Chicago for allegedly funding terrorism.
The Venezuelan national, initially arrested near San Luis, Arizona in April 2021, was released into the American interior under the provisions of Brandon’s controversial parole program. This pipeline offers a path for migrants into American communities, even when their claims for asylum are questionable and they have been declared inadmissible.
The migrant was initially charged with inadmissibility under U.S. immigration law and issued a notice to appear before an immigration judge with the Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR).
However, on Aug. 21, only a few months after his release, an arrest warrant was issued in Valencia, Venezuela. The charges against the illegal include fraud, money laundering, association with organized crime and allegedly funding terrorism. At that time, the illegal migrant was already residing in Chicago, a city that has become a popular destination for thousands of migrants released through the parole pipeline.
“ERO [Enforcement and Removal Operations] Chicago is committed to apprehending those who mistakenly believe they can commit crimes and unlawfully hide from justice here,” said ERO Chicago Acting Field Office Director LaDeon Francis. “Those who engage in fraud and funding terrorism must be held accountable for their crimes — especially those who have also openly violated our federal immigration laws.”
The ERO Chicago team, an operational directorate under ICE, is responsible for domestic immigration enforcement. The team confirmed the presence of the Venezuelan criminal within its jurisdiction and successfully located and detained him without incident. He will remain in the custody of the ICE pending immigration proceedings.
As the arrest unfolds, the legal due process will be carried out by federal immigration judges within the Justice Department’s EOIR to ensure that decisions are made based on the merits of each individual case.
At least half a million paroled illegal immigrants currently in the US
According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), more than half a million illegal immigrants have been released into America through Brandon’s parole pipeline.
A few months after taking office in 2021, Brandon implemented an expansive “catch and release” initiative. This transformed the U.S.-Mexico border from a thoroughfare for border crossers to a European-style checkpoint where people are halted, briefly detained and then released into different parts of the United States.
The Federation for American Immigration Reform has recently reported that, under the Brandon Administration and its parole pipeline policy, the illegal alien population in the U.S. has expanded to nearly 17 million – with a 2.3 million increase in illegal aliens since 2021. (Related: Texas sues Brandon admin for allowing migrants to be “illegally” approved through a mobile app.)
These figures could be even higher, as prior estimates published in April by the Center for Immigration Studies suggested that over a million migrants had already been released into American communities.
Learn more about the porous state of America’s border at BorderSecurity.news.
Watch this video interview of illegal migrants wanting to go to Washington and ask Brandon for help.
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