Illegal member of MS-13 gang, charged with murder of Kayla Hamilton, released in US by Biden’s DHS despite criminal record

An undocumented alien accused of the murder of 20-year-old Kayla Hamilton has been released to the United States through the Unaccompanied Alien Child (UAC) program despite having a criminal affiliation with the MS-13 gang in El Salvador.

In January, police in Aberdeen, Maryland arrested and charged with murder a teenage member of an illegal alien gang MS-13 from El Salvador, accusing him of strangling to death and then raping Hamilton in his residence in July 2022.

Months ago, House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Immigration Integrity, Security, and Enforcement Subcommittee Chairman Tom McClintock ( R-CA) have launched an investigation into Hamilton’s murder and how the illegal alien suspect was allowed to settle. United States

On Tuesday, Jordan and McClintock released their findings, revealing that the accused Hamilton killer arrived at the southern border in March 2022 claiming to be fleeing gang violence, although he was arrested in January 2020 in El Salvador. for “unlawful affiliation” with the MS-13. Gang.

“Committee and subcommittee oversight revealed that the Biden administration failed to sufficiently control Kayla’s killer and allow him to enter the country,” Jordan and McClintock write in the report:

Tragically, Secretary Mayorkas and his department missed key warning signs of the alien’s propensity for violence, which law enforcement officials investigating the murder later discovered. (Emphasis added)

The illegal alien suspect’s MS-13 gang affiliation in El Salvador wasn’t discovered until after Hamilton’s murder and only came to light thanks to the Aberdeen Police Department – not the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and President Joe Biden’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ).

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“This fact is significant not only because it contradicts the (illegal) alien’s account to federal immigration authorities that he fled El Salvador to escape gang-related threats, but also because the administration Biden should have discovered this key fact during his review from abroad. after meeting along the border,” the report said.

Maryland police confirmed the illegal alien suspect’s gang affiliation by simply contacting El Salvador police.

After arriving at the border, the illegal alien suspect was detained by DHS and then returned to HHS, where he entered the UAC program which resettles hundreds of thousands of young migrants into American communities each year.

In May 2022, just two months before Hamilton’s murder, HHS officials placed the illegal alien suspect with an adult sponsor in Maryland, but he fled the residence the following month. The godfather was allegedly the suspect’s “first cousin”, but there were discrepancies in HHS documents regarding the true identity of the godfather.

For example, while the undocumented alien suspect described the godfather as his aunt, who has several children, another reference to the godfather indicates that the “first cousin” is, in fact, a childless man. There is also a reference to the Godfather as the suspect’s father, which contradicts his earlier claims that his father was not a part of his life.

Likewise, the illegal alien suspect’s gang tattoos were not discovered until after Hamilton’s murder and only when cited by Maryland police. DHS and HHS officials made no reference to gang tattoos in the suspect’s case.

“In any event, DHS did not sufficiently screen this alien for possible gang affiliation at the time of his arrest or sufficiently protect Americans by ensuring that he would not be released into the country,” the report said.

Kayla Hamilton and her mother, Tammy Nobles (Photo via FOX45 News)

Another discovery reveals that even as the illegal alien suspect’s homicide charge was pending and after his affiliation with the MS-13 gang became known, he was placed in a foster home with other children.

“However, it is unclear from the record how long the alien remained there after these concerns were raised or whether any children were harmed as a result of his placement there. “, continues the report.

HHS officials described the illegal alien suspect as a “respectful young man” with no “behavioral issues” who “demonstrated good judgment and age-appropriate behaviors” in their documentation of his case.

Since January 2021, nearly 400,000 UACs have arrived at the border and were subsequently released inside the United States. Fewer than 4 in 10 UACs end up being placed with their biological parents, while the rest are placed with adult sponsors, often unrelated to them.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at Follow him on Twitter here.


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