President Joe Biden has been decidedly lax in enforcing border security and immigration laws, and his policies have placed the safety and well-being of American citizens and lawful permanent residents at great risk.
That was exemplified recently when an illegal migrant who posed as an unaccompanied minor to gain entry to the U.S. murdered a kind father figure who took him in and granted him refuge, The Daily Wire reported.
The illegal migrant, identified as 24-year-old Yery Noel Medina Ulloa from Honduras, has been charged in the brutal Oct. 7 stabbing death of 46-year-old Francisco Javier Cuellar of Florida, who had taken Ulloa in and provided him with both a home and a job.
According to an investigative report from the New York Post, Ulloa had only arrived in the U.S. a few months earlier in 2021 after claiming to be a 17-year-old minor with a different name, and somehow made it from Texas to Jacksonville, Florida, where he was met by Cuellar.
The Post noted that, per local law enforcement, Ulloa had been found covered in blood on Oct. 7 and police had followed a blood trail back to Cuellar’s house where the father of four was discovered dead, having been stabbed repeatedly and beaten with a chair, according to surveillance camera footage.
Ulloa was taken into custody as a juvenile, and it was only about a week later, on Oct. 13, that authorities finally learned what his real name and age actually were. He is now facing a second-degree murder charge as an adult and has had a detainer issued against his release by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials.
“Notice to appear”
The Post’s investigation determined that Ulloa likely evaded detainment and deportation by immigration officials in Texas after entering illegally by falsely claiming to be an unaccompanied minor.
Fox News noted that the Biden administration has refused to detain and deport unaccompanied minors caught entering the country illegally and instead have been simply processing and releasing them, often to other family members or sponsors but sometimes on their own with little more than a “Notice to Appear” for a future court date — notices which are routinely ignored.
How Ulloa made it from the Texas border to Cuellar’s home in Jacksonville, Florida is another question, but the Post article posited that Ulloa may have been granted transport on semi-secret flights operated by the Biden administration to move illegal migrants around the country, with one of the routes for those flights including Jacksonville as a destination point from Texas.
The slain father’s daughter also told the Post that Ulloa had only appeared after her father had made a sudden trip to the airport one day and returned with the migrant, giving him not only a place to stay but also a job at their family-owned store.
Murder a result of Biden’s policies
“This horrific crime is the latest example of how unfettered illegal migration costs Floridians’ lives,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis'(R) office told the Post in a statement. “If not for the Biden Administration’s unlawful ‘catch and release’ policy, Mr. Cuellar would still be alive today.”
Fox noted that a Border Patrol source expressed a complete lack of surprise at what had occurred, and seemed to lament how difficult it was for agents to identify and stop frauds like Ulloa given the limited time and resources available to actually verify the information given to them by newly arrived migrants.