Tearful spouse of ‘migrant influencer’ who urged others to ‘invade’ US, squat in properties can’t see husband inside Ohio jail

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Tearful spouse of ‘migrant influencer’ who urged others to ‘invade’ US, squat in properties can’t see husband inside Ohio jail


The spouse of the “migrant influencer” who urged folks to “invade” the USA grew emotional Saturday as she revealed she’s not allowed to see her jailed husband.

Veronica Torres was noticed crying outdoors the Sonesta Merely Suites Columbus Airport long-stay resort in Gahanna, a suburb of Columbus, a day after her husband Leonel Moreno was booked into jail.

“We don’t know the place they took him and I can’t see him,” she instructed The Submit.

“I can’t provide you with any extra data as a result of I don’t know a lot.”

Many resort friends — half of whom are paying friends — mentioned they noticed Moreno contained in the resort final week earlier than his arrest and mentioned he “stored to himself.”

“I’ve seen him right here for every week,” Chrissy Rowell, 30, instructed The Submit. “He didn’t trouble anybody.”

Veronica Torres was noticed crying outdoors the Sonesta Merely Suites Columbus Airport long-stay resort in Gahanna, a suburb of Columbus, Saturday a day after her husband Leonel Moreno was booked into jail. Brigitte Stelzer

Moreno turned widespread on-line after posting movies to social media encouraging different migrants to invade the nation and invoke squatter’s rights.

In lots of movies, he waved round a great deal of money that he claimed was from authorities handouts and begging for money.

Moreno turned widespread on-line after posting movies to social media encouraging different migrants to invade the nation and invoke squatter’s rights. leitooficial_25/Instagram
“I didn’t cross the Rio Grande to work like a slave,” Moreno mentioned in a single Instagram clip. “I got here to the US to mark my territory.” leitooficial_25/Instagram

“I didn’t cross the Rio Grande to work like a slave,” Moreno mentioned in a single Instagram clip.

“I got here to the US to mark my territory.”

“You’re harm as a result of I make greater than you with out a lot work whilst you work like slaves, perceive?”

Veronica Torres was noticed crying outdoors the Sonesta Merely Suites Columbus Airport long-stay resort in Gahanna, a suburb of Columbus, Saturday a day after her husband Leonel Moreno was booked into jail. Brigitte Stelzer

By the point TikTok shut down his account, he had round 500,000 followers.

Moreno was picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Friday and is at present being held at Geauga County Jail, ICE information present.

“We don’t know the place they took him and I can’t see him,” she emotionally instructed The Submit. “I can’t provide you with any extra data as a result of I don’t know a lot.” Brigitte Stelzer
Torres’ husband Moreno was picked by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Friday and is at present being held at Geauga County Jail, ICE information present. Brigitte Stelzer

The arrest comes after The Submit completely reported how Moreno had skipped out on ICE quickly after crossing the Texas border illegally in 2022.

“Moreno was positioned into the Options To Detention program by Border Patrol and was instructed to report back to Enforcement and Elimination Operations workplace inside 60 days of arriving at his vacation spot,” an ICE spokesperson instructed The Submit.

“Moreno didn’t report as required. On March 29, 2024, Moreno was arrested in Gahanna, Ohio by officers with ERO Detroit’s Columbus workplace and is at present detained pending additional immigration proceedings.” 

Geauga County Sheriff Scott Hildenbrand confirmed the migrant is cooling his heels within the Columbus-area jail, including, “ICE brokers will come get him if he must be moved and take him wherever he must be taken.”

With the spiritual vacation, Hildenbrand mentioned most courts had been closed Friday. It’s unclear when Moreno will go to courtroom.


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