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Florida AG Sues Biden Over Border Crisis Following Gruesome Murder of 46-Year-Old by Honduran Migrant

Fiscal general de Florida demanda a la Administración Biden por la crisis migratoria

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The GOP Florida Attorney General, Ashley Moody, filed a lawsuit last Friday against the Biden administration for its response to “handling of the crisis at the southern border” and regarding “illegal immigrants arriving” in Florida.

The lawsuit comes after Florida prosecutors recently filed murder charges against a Honduran illegal immigrant who killed a man in the northeastern city of Jacksonville, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

The man is Yery Noel Medina Ulloa, a 24-year-old undocumented Honduran national who crossed the border pretending to be a minor was arrested last October and faces second-degree murder charges after stabbing 46-year-old Francisco Javier Cuellar.

Cuellar, a father of four, had taken the undocumented man into his care and allegedly picked him up in Jacksonville, where he arrived on a flight from Texas, where Medina had been staying at a shelter for immigrant minors.

The prosecution’s lawsuit was filed against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

“Federal immigration policies have real consequences on the lives of Floridians. We need to know how and why the Biden administration is choosing to catch and release illegal immigrants — sending many to live in Florida,” the Republican prosecutor said.

Florida had already filed a lawsuit against President Biden’s administration for the practice of “catch and release,” which consists of releasing undocumented immigrants detained after crossing the border while they await their immigration hearings.

Moody indicated that he had already exhausted all non-adversarial avenues to get answers, but that, “since the Biden administration refuses to be transparent with the American people, I have no other recourse than to take this matter to court.”

Early last October, Moody began requesting public information from the agencies now being sued about their compliance with certain federal immigration laws.

Under federal law, according to the Florida Attorney General’s Office release, the defendants were required to respond to such requests within 20 days, with a 10-day extension, but two of the federal agencies never responded and two others requested an extension.

Moody is therefore asking in the lawsuit to set a deadline for the information to be provided.

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