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WATCH: Video Shows Chicago Migrants Beating Up Straphanger While Sheltered By City

Last Updated 3 weeks by Amnon J. Jobi | Amnon Front Page

Shocking new video footage shows migrants who were staying at a Chicago shelter robbing and beating up a straphanger back in February.

The group of four migrant men from Venezuela can be seen choking a 49-year-old man during a broad daylight strong-arm robbery on Chicago’s L train, video surveillance obtained by Fox News shows.

The attack happened just before evening rush hour on February 17.

The migrants put a knife to the victim’s neck, court documents say, and went through his pockets, taking $400 and a cell phone before leaving him unconscious.

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Before the attack, the men appeared to be drinking and smoking on the train. They approached the victim and chatted him up before attacking him. The man reportedly recovered.

The suspects, Fernando Loyo-Rodriguez, Wilker Gutierrez Sierra, Carlos Carreno-Carreno, and Yonnier Guasamucare Garcia, are between ages 18 to 22. The four men were arrested about 45 minutes after the attack and gave government-funded migrant shelters as their addresses.

Three of the migrants remained in custody, while Gutierrez Sierra was allowed to go free with electronic monitoring.

They each face charges of attempted murder, aggravated battery/strangulation, and robbery.


Three of the migrant suspects had been previously arrested for shoplifting about a month before the train attack. They had only been in the U.S. for a few months before the robbery. One of the migrants had only been in the country for one month.

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The next hearing in the case is scheduled for August 28.

Chicago is currently paying to shelter about 13,000 of the more than 44,000 migrants who have arrived in the city over the last two years. The crisis has strained the city’s finances and caused city leaders to scramble for space to shelter the new arrivals.

Other cities have suffered similar crises over the last two years. New York City has seen an influx of more than 180,000 illegal migrants over the past two years, creating a financial and shelter space crisis that has caused officials to plead for federal help.

Under the Biden administration, there have been more than 9.5 million migrant encounters across the country, as well as about 1.7 million illegal migrant gotaways, according to immigration authorities.

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Earlier this year, immigration surged to become the top issue on voters’ minds, bumping inflation down to second place, polls showed.

President Biden has reversed many of former President Donald Trump’s border policies aimed at slowing the flow of illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border, including the Remain in Mexico policy, which forced illegal migrants to stay on the Mexican side of the border while they awaited their asylum hearing.

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