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Illegal Immigrant Brutally Murders 12 Year Old Girl

How many more horrific stories of violence perpetrated by illegal immigrants must we hear before action is taken?

The brutal murder of young Jocelyn Nungaray under a Houston bridge is a story so harrowing, that it should serve as a wake-up call to the leaders of this nation. How many more innocent lives like Jocelyn’s must be snuffed out before our leadership takes decisive action to overhaul our failing immigration system?

Jocelyn, a 12-year-old girl with her entire life ahead of her, was mercilessly assaulted and strangled by illegal migrants who had recently crossed our borders. One of the attackers, Johan Jose Rangel Martinez, still had marks from Jocelyn’s desperate fight for her life still on his body when arrested. 

Martinez and his accomplice had entered the U.S. illegally and were equipped with ankle monitors, which one cut off shortly after committing this heinous act. This isn’t just a failure; it’s an indictment of a broken system that prioritizes political correctness over the safety of its citizens. Pena Ramos, the accomplice, was in the country for merely a month before he participated in this crime, revealing stark inadequacies in our border control and monitoring of individuals who enter illegally.

This tragic case unfolds against a backdrop of a broader conversation about border security and immigration reform, which has been polarized and stymied by partisan bickering. The fact that these murderers roamed free, with minimal oversight and the capability to commit such atrocities, is a glaring testament to the urgent need for stringent immigration enforcement and border security measures.

The left’s often romanticized narrative of immigrants coming only in search of better lives is contradicted by the harsh reality that among the genuine seekers of refuge are individuals capable of profound violence. Our lax policies are not just failing; they are complicit in the destruction of young lives like Jocelyn’s.

We must demand more than just token gestures and hollow promises from those in power. We need robust enforcement of existing laws, expedited removal processes for those who pose a risk, and an unapologetic commitment to securing our borders. It’s not about xenophobia; it’s about safeguarding the future of our children and maintaining the sovereignty and security of our nation.

Jocelyn’s story should be a rallying cry, not a footnote in the political tug-of-war over immigration. She deserved a future. She deserved a chance to grow, to flourish. Instead, her life was cut tragically short by monsters who should never have been here in the first place. How many more people like Jocelyn must suffer before we enact real change? The time for reform is now. Our country, and our children, cannot afford to wait any longer.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.