Posted BY: Jose Nino
14 Republican members of the United States House are accusing Venezuela of purposefully releasing prisoners, which includes violent criminals.
As a result of these criminal aliens reaching the US’s southern border with Mexico, the aforementioned Republican elected officials have penned a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to bring up this matter.
Texas Congressman Troy Nehls is leading the way in trying to get answers from Mayorkas.
According to Frank Fang of The Epoch Times, this letter was sent on September 22, 2022 to Mayorkas. In the letter, the Republican House members declared that the regime of Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro has put the US “in grave danger.”
“We write you with serious concern about a recent U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) intelligence report received by Border Patrol that instructs agents to look for violent criminals from Venezuela among the migrant caravans heading towards the U.S.-Mexico border,” the letter read.
The letter cited a report by Breitbart for its assertions. Breitbart reported back on September 18 that it looked over the DHS intelligence report from an unnamed source within the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The report cautioned about the dangers of released prisoners from Venezuela, which included individuals convicted of crimes ranging from extortion, murder, and rape. These inmates have allegedly been spotted traveling within migrant caravans traveling from Tapachula, Mexico, to the southern border, as early as July.
In addition, the report stated that the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN),Venezuela’s intelligence agency, may have helped facilitate this prisoner release.
“DHS confirms that Venezuela empties prisons and sends violent criminals to our southern border,” Nehls declared on Twitter. “President Trump warned us about this years ago.”
Nehls later commented on the Breitbart report during an interview with Fox News contributor Sara Carter on Sunday.