Wife of Venezuelan TikToker who instructed illegal immigrants to squat in US homes complains she can’t visit him in jail

Mar 31, 2024 | Political News

The wife of the illegal immigrant “Tik Tok influencer” who was arrested by ICE in Ohio on Friday has been prohibited from seeing him in jail.

Veronica Torres told the New York Post that she has no idea where her husband, Leonel Moreno, has been taken, thus she has not been able to see him since his arrest.

Moreno, a social media influencer, drew attention recently for posting videos inciting illegal aliens to invade the United States, by using “squatters' rights” to steal American homes. He also published videos of his infant daughter doing acrobatic tricks, which many critics claimed was child abuse. Shortly after these videos went viral, Moreno was arrested.

The New York Post reported that Torress was seen crying outside the Sonesta Simply Suites Columbus Airport long-stay hotel in Gahanna the following day after he husband had been arrested.
 

“We don't know where they took him and I can't see him,” she told the outlet. “I can't give you any more information because I don't know much.”

Prior to his arrest, a number of hotel patrons, half of whom were paying visitors, claimed to have seen Moreno inside the establishment the week before and that he “kept to himself,” per the outlet.

Moreno amassed more than 500,000 followers on TikTok before his account had been shut down.

In addition to encouraging illegal immigrants to invade the United States and commit crimes, Moreno flaunted large amounts of cash on social media that he said were from government handouts in numerous recordings.

“I didn’t cross the Rio Grande to work like a slave,” Moreno said in one video published on Instagram. “I came to the US to mark my territory.”

“You're hurt because I make more than you without much work while you work like slaves, understand?” said Moreno.

Moreno was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Friday and is currently being held at Geauga County Jail, according to ICE documents.