Ted Cruz calls for death penalty if illegal aliens who allegedly killed 12yo are found guilty

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has called for the two criminal aliens who raped and murdered 12-year-old Jocelyn Nungaray to receive the death penalty.

Writing on the social media platform X this Friday, Cruz also, like many others, blamed Nungaray’s death directly on President Joe Biden.

“This is horrifying,” he wrote of her murder. “If guilty, both of these men should receive the death penalty for this horrible crime.”

“These men are illegal aliens and Jocelyn Nungaray would still be alive and with her family if not for Joe Biden’s open border policies. The Biden administration is directly responsible. My heart goes out to Jocelyn’s family,” he added.


Cruz isn’t the only one who’s blamed Nungaray’s murder on Biden. So have numerous other Americans.

Case in point (*Language warning):

As previously reported, one of the illegal aliens charged with murdering Nungaray was released into the U.S. by the Biden administration weeks ago.

Pena Ramos crossed into El Paso on May 28th but was released after he told President Biden’s border authorities that he was headed to Houston to live with his cousin until his July court date, according to the New York Post.

“Agents put a GPS tracker on Pena Ramos, which was only set to monitor his location for 21 days,” the Post notes. “It’s unclear whether he was wearing the tracker when Jocelyn was murdered.”

Meanwhile, the second suspect, Rangel Martinez, crossed into El Paso on March 14th and was also released into the U.S. with both a scheduled court date in August and a GPS monitor.

According to a timeline pieced together by Houston station KPRC, Nungaray’s murder occurred on June 16th after she snuck out of her family’s apartment sometime after 10:00 pm.

Shortly thereafter, her boyfriend spoke with her on the phone and overheard her speaking with two men at a nearby gas station.

A few hours later, a woman reported seeing a body floating down a nearby creek. That body turned out to be that of Nungaray.

The following day, the police announced that she’d died of strangulation. They also released gas station surveillance footage of the two mysterious men she’d spoken with prior to her death.

Days later, Ramos and Martinez were arrested and charged with capital murder after the authorities found evidence of Nungaray’s murder inside their apartment.

This comes as the Biden administration faces increasing criticism for, one, doing virtually nothing to secure the border and prevent criminal aliens like Ramos and Martinez from entering the country, and two, for taking no accountability.

Some of that criticism has come from Patty Morin, whose daughter Rachel Morin was murdered by gang-affiliated criminal alien Victor Antonio Martinez-Hernandez while on a hiking trail last August.

Martinez-Hernandez was finally caught and arrested last Friday. Following his arrest, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was asked about Morin’s murder on Tuesday.

“What do you say to critics who blame the administration for allowing something like this to happen?” CNN host Jim Acosta asked him.

“First and foremost, of course, our hearts break for the children, the family, the loved ones, the friends of the individual who was murdered, the woman, the mother,” Mayorkas replied.

“A criminal is responsible for the criminal act. The criminal who committed this heinous act should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law and forcefully so. That is my response,” he added.

Notice how Mayorkas used the word “individual” to describe Morin’s daughter. This enraged her.

“It’s a completely political statement because they’re not even willing to acknowledge that she was a mother, a daughter,” she said Wednesday evening on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.”

“It totally depersonalizes her and makes her an object,” she continued, adding that nobody from the Biden administration has reached out to her since Martinez-Hernandez’s arrest.

Vivek Saxena


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