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Family to sue Biden admin for $100 million over death of woman killed by illegal immigrant

The killer reportedly had an MS-13 tattoo and authorities later confirmed his association with the illicit group. He was 16 at the time he crossed the border and told authorities he had paid a guide to smuggle him across so as to escape gang violence in El Salvador.

Published: January 17, 2024 8:45pm

The family of Kayla Hamilton, a 20-year-old woman killed by an illegal immigrant, plans to sue the Biden administration for $100 million, partially blaming the administration's immigration enforcement policies for her wrongful death.

The illegal immigrant raped Hamilton and subsequently strangled her with a phone cord. Prior to the murder, he entered the U.S. unlawfully in March 2022, but secured release into the interior under the Biden administration's directives.

The family is seeking $100 million and plans to name the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services as defendants, the Washington Times reported, citing Attorney Brian Claypool, who represents Hamilton's mother, Tammy Nobles.

"We bring this landmark lawsuit in honor of Kayla to get answers on how this catastrophic failure occurred and help prevent another senseless murder," Claypool said. "The killer had been arrested in El Salvador in 2020 for being associated with an illicit gang. All DHS had to do was make one phone call to verify this and Kayla would be alive."

The killer reportedly had an MS-13 tattoo and authorities later confirmed his association with the illicit group. He was 16 at the time he crossed the border and told authorities he had paid a guide to smuggle him across so as to escape gang violence in El Salvador.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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