A heartbroken mother whose daughter was allegedly raped and murdered by a teenage MS-13 gang member from El Salvador has filed a lawsuit against the federal government for playing “Russian roulette with our lives,” accusing agents of failing to stop the suspect at the border.
Tammy Nobles, the mother of 20-year-old Kayla Hamilton, argues in her $100 million lawsuit that both the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services failed her daughter by allowing the unidentified migrant into the country without confirming his identity.
Nobles and another grieving mother testified on Thursday in front of the House panel conducting an impeachment inquiry into Alejandro Mayorkas, who they accuse of not enforcing federal immigration laws.
“For me this not a political issue this a safety issue for everyone living in the United States,” she told the House Homeland Security Committee.
“This could have been anyone’s daughter. 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.”
Two days later she and her lawyer repeated her claims in an interview with NewsNation as they publicized their lawsuit.
“Nobody at the border did their job and checked his background,” Nobles reportedly said.
If the feds had properly screened the suspect, they would have realized he was a member of the gang — disqualifying him from entry into the United States, she alleged.
In that case, Nobles claimed, her daughter would still be alive.
“I want everyone to know what’s going on at the border,” she said. “I had no clue what was going on before my daughter was brutally murdered and raped — but I do now.
“And I’ve found that the story is just so mind-boggling, how nobody at the border did their job and checked his background.
“All they had to do was make one phone call to El Salvador to know that he was an MS-13 gang member on the list,” Nobles added.
Her daughter was raped and strangled to death inside her Frederick, Maryland trailer on July 27, 2022, police said.
She had been living with the suspect, who allegedly sublet the trailer from another undocumented migrant.
Authorities were finally able to nab him in January 2023 after comparing his DNA to evidence from the crime scene.
He was charged with first-degree murder, as well as rape and robbery, and is currently being held without bail before his trial slated for June 28.
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