Venezuelan Migrant Faces Multiple Arrests in Chicago, Now Detained

 May 28, 2024

A Venezuelan immigrant in Chicago, Illinois, has been arrested ten times in the past ten months and is currently residing in jail due to repeated offenses causing significant issues for local police and businesses.

Breitbart News reported that Carlos Mavarez Viloria's arrests have stemmed from a variety of criminal activities ranging from theft to assault.

Initial Legal Troubles Stem From Petty Theft

Viloria's first run-in with the law occurred shortly after he arrived in Chicago, where he was caught stealing items and food from a local Walmart. This incident set off a string of legal troubles including failure to appear at a court hearing, which led to an arrest warrant.

Subsequent arrests paint a troubling pattern of behavior involving accusations such as possession of drug paraphernalia, multiple instances of shoplifting, threatening a store clerk with a firearm, and disregarding commands from a Walgreens security guard. Viloria also faced charges for illegally pawning clothes.

Recent Arrest Culminates in Severe Charges

On May 15, Viloria faced his most recent arrest at Pritzker Park, orchestrated by Cook County sheriff's deputies. This arrest was particularly violent, resulting in physical altercations with law enforcement and significant injuries to two deputies.

During the altercation, Carlos Mavarez Viloria and one deputy both fell, while another deputy sustained injuries to his hand and arm. The charges stemming from this incident are severe, including felony aggravated battery of a peace officer, resisting arrest, reckless conduct, and shoplifting items totaling $450.

Breitbart News highlighted the disproportionate number of arrests involving Venezuelan immigrants in Chicago: "While newly arrived Venezuelan migrants make up just 1.5 percent of Chicago’s 2.6 million residents, they have accounted for 11.11 percent of all arrests in the first three months of 2024 when officers recorded the arrestees’ country of origin.”

Context Amid National Immigration Debates

The increased arrests among Venezuelan immigrants occur against the backdrop of wider immigration debates in the United States. Breitbart News reports President Joe Biden has attributed rising levels of illegal immigration to opposition from congressional Republicans, who he claims obstruct necessary border enforcement measures.

Reports discuss sanctuary policies and state that President Biden's administration has pledged extensive support for immigrants. This includes promises of billions in taxpayer funds to offer housing, food, and healthcare to migrants.

Since arriving, Carlos Mavarez Viloria’s encounters with law enforcement have been troubling. He has been involved in thefts on April 9, 25, 30, and May 7, specifically targeting men's clothing and a suitcase. Each of these incidents not only led to arrests but also highlighted ongoing challenges in managing crime and immigration issues.

The situation sheds light on the broader issue of crime among specific immigrant communities. It raises questions about the effectiveness of sanctuary city policies in safeguarding both immigrant and local populations.


Carlos Mavarez Viloria, a Venezuelan immigrant in Chicago, has been arrested ten times over the past ten months for a series of crimes including theft, assault, and drug-related offenses. His legal troubles began with petty theft at a local Walmart and escalated to more severe charges such as threatening a store clerk with a firearm and felony aggravated battery of a peace officer.

Breitbart News reports that Venezuelan immigrants, though a small percentage of Chicago's population, have accounted for a notably higher percentage of arrests, highlighting issues within the broader context of national immigration debates and policies.

About Victor Winston

Victor is a freelance writer and researcher who focuses on national politics, geopolitics, and economics.

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