Mother Of Daughter Murdered By MS-13 Gang Member Sues DHS

A mother whose 20-year-old autistic daughter was murdered by a teen MS-13 gang member is suing the Biden administration for failing to stop the teen suspect at the southern border.

Tammy Nobles, the mom of Kayla Hamilton, makes the argument in her $100 million lawsuit that the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services failed her daughter by allowing the illegal gang member into the U.S. without confirming his identity.

Kayla was brutally murdered by an MS-13 gang member who illegally entered the country but was released by Border Patrol agents because he was an unaccompanied minor. The federal government transported him to Aberdeen, Maryland, where he claimed his aunt lived. Later, authorities discovered he rented a room in a trailer park from another illegal foreign national.

On Thursday, Nobles and another grieving mother testified in front of the House panel, which was conducting an impeachment inquiry into Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, and is accused of not enforcing federal immigration laws.

“For me, this is not a political issue; this is a safety issue for everyone in the United States. This could have been anyone’s daughter, and I don’t want any other parent to live the nightmare that I am living. I am her voice now, and I am going to fight with everything I have to get her story told and bring awareness of the issue at the border,” Nobles told the House Homeland Security Committee.

After a multi-agency investigation, the Salvadoran who fled the brutal scene was eventually caught, arrested, and charged with first-degree murder. The minor is currently being held without bail.

Nobles also raised concerns about DHS Unaccompanied Children policies, as hundreds of thousands have been released into the country, the majority of which are male. To date, Maryland has received the fifth-greatest number of UACs in recent years under Mayorkas, with more than 6,000 arriving in 2022.

Almost a year ago, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) demanded answers from the Biden administration about the number of illegals and violent gang members living in the U.S. In May 2023, the committee published a report with its findings of an investigation into Kayla’s murder.

“The Biden Administration’s open-border policies are dangerous and do not prioritize the safety of American citizens. The Department of Homeland Security is failing to perform even the most basic of measures to ensure that the aliens entering the U.S. are not dangerous criminals or known gang members. The Biden Administration’s disregard for the safety of Americans directly resulted in the tragic, and sadly, preventable murder of Kayla Hamilton,” the report concluded.

Recently, the grieving mother has filed a $100 million wrongful death lawsuit against the Biden Administration, alleging negligence that led to Kayla’s death.

The teen gang member’s trial is scheduled to begin on June 28.

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