Rep. Cabello Addresses Concerns Over Incident Involving Venezuelan Migrant

Springfield, IL – State Representative John M. Cabello is expressing urgent concern following the arrest and subsequent release of a Venezuelan migrant who was involved in a serious criminal incident in Chicago’s Little Village. The migrant is an alleged cartel member with his last known address listed as a shelter for asylum seekers in Chicago.

“The continued leniency toward criminal behavior from migrants – who are already in this country illegally – is unacceptable. Illinois leaders cannot continue to jeopardize the safety of our communities,” said Cabello. “We cannot continue to allow our neighborhoods to become battlegrounds over the failure to enforce laws and protect public safety by committing to inhumane public policy that pretends to be compassionate.”

The incident in question involves the U.S. Marshals Service, in collaboration with the Chicago Police Department. While it was initially reported that the individual was arrested for attempted first-degree murder, further investigation revealed that no formal charges were filed, leading to the suspect’s release. This situation raises critical questions about the enforcement of laws and the safety of our communities.

Representative Cabello continues his calls for transparency and accountability in handling the migrant crisis and highlights the need for better strategies to ensure that individuals with possible criminal backgrounds and bad intentions do not get treated better than Illinois residents.

There are approximately 628,000 undocumented immigrants in Illinois, costing Illinois taxpayers an estimated $2.9 billion annually.

For further details or inquiries, please contact Representative Cabello at 815-621-2196