The Salvadoran national who raped and killed a 20-year-old American citizen was granted entry into the United States in spite of his MS-13 affiliation and arrest record, a congressional investigation found.
The unnamed 17-year-old alien charged with the rape and murder of Kayla Hamilton was arrested “years before coming to the U.S.” for “illicit association with the dangerous MS-13 gang,” Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee reported Tuesday. The report claims the alien’s history should have been detected by either Border Patrol or the Department of Health and Human Services, both of which held the alien in custody before releasing him into the country. It is unclear why the alien never received a sufficient background check, but the report suggests lax immigration policies are to blame.
“The sad fact is that [Department of Homeland Security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas] and the Biden Administration have failed to implement basic screening and vetting