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At a border security summit in Del Rio, Texas in July, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis learned from Florida law enforcement officials that the majority of illegal border crossers arrested in Val Verde County at the time, roughly 70%, said their destination was Florida

One of them, it turns out, was Yery Noel Medina Ulloa, a 24-year-old Honduran national. Ulloa entered the U.S. illegally several months ago through Texas, pretending to be an unaccompanied minor. He was then transferred by federal authorities to Florida, where he was arrested last month for killing his sponsor, a 46-year-old father of four.

Ulloa told ICE officials he was 17-year-old Reynel Alexander Hernandez, Noticiero Univision reported. Because he claimed to be an unaccompanied minor, Ulloa was not deported. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers reportedly neglected to verify his age or his real identity. 

“When he entered [the U.S.] he told me, ‘Mommy, I didn’t go in with my name,'” his mother, Wendy Florencia Ulloa, told Univision. “‘I went in with the name of another person because right there at the shelter they helped me.”

In the wake of the Biden administration’s reversal of Trump-era immigration policies, which included expelling unaccompanied minors, 146,925 unaccompanied minors have been encountered in FY21, according to data compiled by Customs and Border Protection. Among them, the Biden administration had lost track of at least 45,000 of them.

Under current policy, an unaccompanied minor is processed at a Border Patrol facility and transferred to Department of Health and Human Services, where they are held until they are placed with a sponsor. In more than 80% of cases, the unaccompanied minor has a family member in the U.S. In this case, the minor was an adult and was not placed with a family member.

According to news reports, Ulloa was detained in Texas, given a “Notice to Appear” to an immigration hearing, and transported to Florida on one of the many federally orchestrated flights that are shipping minors out of Texas into the U.S. interior. 

Ulloa was placed in the home of a sponsor, Francisco Javier Cuellar, 46, a father of four, who took him in, believing he was a destitute 17-year-old. He also gave him a job at his family business, the La Raza Mexican Store.

The repayment for Cuellar’s kindness was murder, if the allegations against Ulloa hold up.

Home security cameras showed Ulloa “stabbing the victim numerous times and repeatedly hitting him with a chair,” the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office warrant states.

Ulloa called a friend to confess and texted “that he had ‘killed Uncle Francisco,'” according to the warrant. (“Uncle” was a fond moniker Ulloa used for Cuellar, who was not his biological uncle.)

Ulloa was arrested Oct. 7 and initially placed in a juvenile detention facility. One week later, police did what ICE officials apparently failed to do — learned his real identity and real age.

DeSantis, who has already sued the Biden administration over its “catch and release” policy, says his office is investigating how Ulloa arrived in Jacksonville.

“He should have never been in this country, to begin with,” DeSantis said last week at a press conference for an unrelated event. “And definitely should not have been dumped in the state of Florida. 

“What the Biden administration is doing, they’re flying in people who came illegally, dumping a lot in Jacksonville in the middle of the night. And there was an individual who had posed as a 17-year-old, actually was in the mid-twenties, brought here, had been here, ended up committing a murder. 

“These are middle-of-the-night flights. No notification to the state or anybody. This is not the way you keep people safe. It’s reckless, and it’s wrong.”

DeSantis said he was going to ask the state legislature “to see what can we do to make sure they can’t just do this with impunity.”

The governor also said he was going to consider executive action in addition to actions he’s already taken like, for example, Executive Order 21-223. That order was issued, according to a release from his office, to “prohibit all Florida agencies under the purview of the Governor from facilitating illegal immigration into Florida, unless otherwise required by federal or state law, and require the collection of information from state officials on the scope and costs of illegal immigration in Florida.”

He also sent a letter to U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas requesting information about the DHS/RRO resettlement program in August, a request which has gobe unanswered.

Officials at ICE and the Office of Refugee Resettlement have not issued a statement on the matter or responded to press inquiries about how Ulloa ended up in Florida.

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BREAKING: Jussie Smollett Granted Release From Jail During Appeal For Hate Crime Hoax Conviction

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On Monday, Jussie Smollett’s lawyers demanded the actor be released from prison after he and his family received “vicious threats” that supposedly raised concern for Smollett’s safety while in jail. This request was granted on Wednesday, allowing Smollett to be released from jail on bond while his lawyers appeal his conviction for staging a hate crime and lying to the police about it.

Back in December, Smollett, 39, was found guilty on five felony counts of disorderly conduct. Last week, the disgraced actor was sentenced to 150 days in jail, restitution to the city of Chicago of $120,106, and a $25,000 fine.

During his sentencing, Smollett claimed that he was not suicidal and that if he dies while in jail, it will be the result of foul play.  He also maintained his innocence during his sentencing despite the overwhelming and irrefutable evidence against him.

“Your honor, I respect you, and I respect your decision,” said Smollett,” but I did not do this, and I am not suicidal. If anything happens to me when I go in there, I did not do it to myself, and you must all know that.”

Only days after being sent to the Cook County Jail, Smollett was placed in the psych ward, which prison officials claimed is standard policy for high profile criminals.

Smollett’s attorneys had insisted that he could be in danger of physical harm if he remained imprisoned at Cook County Jail, claiming their client was the target of “vicious threats”.

“Mr. Smollett has become the target of vicious threats in the social media forums which no doubt reflects the hatred and wish for physical harm towards Smollett which he may experience during incarceration,” the lawyers’ filing said.

Smollett’s brother has reportedly been “bombarded” with threatening phone calls, and the rest of the family has also received threats.

“Mr. Smollett anticipates he will most likely be assigned to segregated incarceration or protective custody, both euphemisms for solitary confinement; a situation which could have extraordinary damage on his mental health,” continued the filing. “As a result, any custodial setting poses a safety and health danger to the life of Mr. Smollett.”

Apparently, damage to a prisoner’s mental health is of the utmost importance in prison now. Jail, of course, is known to be a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

Regardless, since he was convicted of ‘non-violent” offenses, the court is allowing Smollett to be released from Cook County Jail on a $150,000 recognizance bond, which only has to be paid if he misses a court date.

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VIDEO: Kim Potter Only sentenced to 16 months in prison for 1st Degree Manslaughter

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Extreme Leniency: Kim Potter was just sentenced to 24 months (2 years) in prison with credit for 8 months time served, meaning her sentence is 16 months.

Judge Regina Chu said that this was the case of a “cop who made a tragic mistake. She drew her firearm thinking it was a Taser and ended up killing a young man.”

The court approved a downward departure from the typical sentence, as Chu said Potter never intended to use her firearm and the scene painted as chaotic. (guy sitting in car)

By Minnesota law, Potter was sentenced only on the higher charge of first-degree manslaughter. The maximum charge is 15 years, but for someone with no criminal history like Potter, guidelines range from between six and eight-and-a-half years.

WoW Cop gets free pass

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