'Disgusting': Internet outraged as migrant influencer Leonel Moreno mocks US taxpayers who 'work like slaves' in latest video

'Disgusting': Internet outraged as migrant influencer Leonel Moreno mocks US taxpayers who 'work like slaves' in latest video
Moreno boasted about his ability to sustain himself, his wife, and his child for over a year without employment (Leonel Moreno/Instagram)

EAGLE PASS, TEXAS: Leonel Moreno, the notorious 'migrant influencer' who has been on the run from immigration authorities, has once again stirred up a hornet's nest of controversy with his latest social media antics.

The Venezuelan national, who illegally entered the United States in 2022, has become a lightning rod for public outrage after posting a series of videos flaunting his wealth and mocking American workers as 'slaves', as per the New York Post.


 
 
 
 
 
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Leonel Moreno initially enrolled in Alternatives to Detention program before absconding

Moreno illegally crossed the southern border into Texas in 2022. Initially enrolled in the Alternatives to Detention program, he soon absconded and became a fugitive from immigration authorities.

His original mugshot, in which he stares blankly ahead, stands in stark contrast to the euphoric social media persona he has cultivated since going on the run. "I didn't cross the Rio Grande to work like a slave," Moreno boasted in one of his recent Instagram videos, where he showed off bundles of cash. "I came to the US to mark my territory."

(ICE)
Leonel Moreno illegally crossed the southern border into Texas in 2022 (ICE)

With an air of arrogance, Moreno boasted about his ability to sustain himself, his wife, and his child for over a year without employment.

"You're hurt because I make more than you without much work while you work like slaves, understand?" he taunted. "That's the difference between you and me. I'm always going to make lots of money without much work, and you're always going to be exploited and miserable and insignificant."

Despite being banned from TikTok, where he had amassed roughly 500,000 followers, Moreno remained defiant. "Yes, they closed my TikTok account, but I keep earning on Facebook and Instagram. I won't earn the same, but I am going to get my TikTok account back. I am going to keep earning money," he declared.

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Leonel Moreno initially enrolled in the Alternatives to Detention program before absconding. (Leonel Moreno/Instagram)

Internet outraged upon learning of Leonel Moreno's brazen antics

Moreno's brazen antics have ignited a firestorm of outrage across the internet, with users expressing their disgust and calling for his immediate deportation. One X user expressed their disgust, stating, "Disgusting."



 

Another vehemently condemned Moreno, saying, "Screw this guy. Deport him and make him permanently ineligible to come back for anything, even for vacation." Amid the uproar, a third user chimed in, stating, "What a Dirtbag!!" while another simply remarked, "Terrible!!"



 



 



 

A fifth user called for swift action, declaring, "This dude needs to get caught, sent back… and revoked for life."

Echoing similar sentiments, a sixth user urged authorities to "get him out of this country."

Finally, a seventh user characterized Moreno's behavior as "This is nasty work!"



 



 



 

 

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