Influencer Who Advised Illegal Migrants To Steal Americans’ Homes On Run From Immigration Authorities: REPORT


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An influencer who took to TikTok to advise illegal migrants to steal Americans’ homes is reportedly on the run from immigration authorities.

Leonel Moreno, who went viral after telling illegal migrants to take advantage of squatters’ rights laws and “invade” empty properties in the U.S., illegally crossed the border in April 2022, according to the New York Post.

Moreno entered the country through Eagle Pass, Texas before being registered in the Alternatives for Detention program, the New York Post reported. Federal authorities reportedly track migrants using ankle monitors and additional methods during the program.

Moreno was categorized as an “absconder” after failing to abide by the program’s rules, internal documents from Immigrations Customs and Enforcement (ICE) obtained by the outlet revealed. The illegal migrant was originally released into the U.S. on parole as a result of overcrowded detention centers, the outlet reported.

“Subject has been on national news for being viral on TikTok encouraging illegal immigration,” ICE documents obtained by the outlet stated.

Moreno’s TikTok profile appeared to be removed as of Thursday, according to the New York Post. The illegal migrant, who went by the online handle Leitooficial, reportedly bragged about making hundreds to thousands of dollars on the social media platform. His Instagram profile remained active, featuring one video of Moreno showing off a wad of $100 bills, the outlet reported. (RELATED: Ron DeSantis Says Martha’s Vineyard Is The ‘Next Stop’ For Haitian Migrants)

“I don’t like to work,” Moreno reportedly told his followers. “Boys, in the U.S. there are a million tricks, a million things to do.”

Moreno said in a separate post that he never had to work while living in the U.S. for more than one year, according to the New York Post. “I’ve concluded that the American Dream is real,” he said, the outlet reported. He has reportedly also referred to President Joe Biden as “mi papa.”

“Work is for slaves, boys. Remember that work is for slaves. Where have you seen a millionaire work? Don’t humiliate yourself … You have to be creative to ask for money,” Moreno said, according to the outlet.