Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) slammed Democrat President Joe Biden on Thursday over reports that an illegal alien, who posed as an unaccompanied minor to get into the U.S., murdered a father-of-four in Florida.
Yery Noel Medina Ulloa, who recently turned 24, “was busted Oct. 7 in Jacksonville when he was found covered in blood after allegedly killing Francisco Javier Cuellar, 46, a father of four who had taken in the immigrant who told authorities he was 17,” The New York Post reported. “Ulloa, who turned 24 on Friday, had duped border authorities in Texas several months earlier by claiming he was a teenager named Reynel Alexander Hernandez — and even told his mom about the ruse.”
DeSantis’ office released the following statement about the incident:
This horrific crime is the latest example of how unfettered illegal migration costs Floridians’ lives. If not for the Biden Administration’s unlawful “catch and release” policy, Francisco Cuellar would still be alive today.
As Governor DeSantis announced in September, the State of Florida is suing the Biden Administration in federal court to put an end to “catch and release” endangering our communities. The free-for-all at the southwestern border puts all Americans at risk, as the Biden Administration and their NGO partners transport illegal migrants around the country with inadequate vetting and zero transparency.
Governor DeSantis is committed to doing everything in his power to keep Floridians safe. But as long as the Biden Administration persists in refusing to enforce our country’s immigration laws, Americans are at needless risk. How many more lives will be lost before the Biden Administration decides to uphold the law?
The governor’s office offers sincere condolences to Mr. Cuellar’s family.
The Post noted that it was not clear how Ulloa made it to Florida after being detained in Texas or if he was transported across the U.S. on the Biden administration’s secret late night flights.
The Post added that Cuellar’s daughter, MaryCarmen, believes that Ulloa was on one of those flights because she said that her dad went to the airport one day and then Ulloa “came out of nowhere.”
“My dad seemed like he was doing a favor for somebody because where [Ulloa] came from they are super poor,” MaryCarmen told the Post. “We feel that someone asked my dad to do it. My dad was really compassionate like that, he would help someone who needed it.”
Fox News reported:
The Biden administration is not removing unaccompanied children under Title 42 public health protections and has instead been processing them into the country and uniting them with sponsors when possible. The Post reported that Ulloa was placed in a shelter, given a Notice to Appear and released.
An ICE spokesman confirmed to Fox News that ICE had filed an immigration detainer on Ulloa on Oct. 13, who it said was an unlawfully present citizen of Honduras, following his arrest in Jacksonville for murder.