Texas Lawmaker Warns Of Bloodthirsty Venezuelan Gang In The U.S.

A Congressman from Texas this week sounded an alarm on a violent Venezuelan gag which is exploiting America’s open border to expand its presence in the United States and consolidate its power in the country.


During an interview with Fox News, Rep. Tony Gonzalez (R-TX) pointed to how the Venezuelan gang Tren de Aragua has exploited America’s open border for years, suggesting that the gang will be the most powerful criminal gang in the United States.

“This gang in several years is going to be the dominant transnational criminal organization throughout the United States. There’s no doubt in my mind. They’re very vicious. They have no rules. They gobble up territory almost like a cancer,” he said of the gang which the FBI has said could team up with the notorious MS-13.

According to Gonzalez, the only way for the United States to solve the problem is for the administration to empower Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hunt down criminal illegal immigrants and deport them. If such an operation sweeps through the country, the problem the gang and other dangerous gangs pose in the U.S. can be fought.

“You have to have ICE have the ability to go around and actively hunt these criminal aliens that have committed crimes, hunt them down and deport them. That has to happen, and when it does happen, it can’t happen in a vacuum. People have to know what’s happening. And it can’t just happen in one part of the country. It has to happen throughout the country.”

Tren de Aragua is a gang notorious for crimes ranging from extortion and kidnapping to murder and trafficking. Jose Ibarra, the killer of Georgia nursing student Laken Riley, Jose Ibarra, has been said to be one of its members, as he has some tattoos associated with the Venezuelan gang.

The infiltration of the gang into the United States comes amid a worsening illegal immigration crisis under the Biden administration. In President Joe Biden’s three years in office, more than 10 million people have crossed the southern border, with over one million illegal immigrant encounters in the first six months of fiscal year 2024.